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Bridge Replacement Entails
Archeological Study Of Local Site
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Employees of KCI Technologies, Inc., a company located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., were doing archaeological work last week in a field located by Corder Bridge, near the Roane-Calhoun county line.

Kim Sebestyen said that KCI was doing work for the West Virginia Division of Highways, and explained the reason for digging at the site.

The Corder Bridge is scheduled to be replaced and, since the flow of the creek may be channeled in a different position, federal funding is used to finance and assess the archaeology of the land before work is started.

KCI implemented a preliminary survey last year. Others at the site included Jim Skocik and Margaret Hess.

Sebestyen said that the artifacts they found are considered a late woodland pre-historic Indian site. She believes this field is an outer layer of a bigger location.

The group discovered a triangular point, a few pieces of other points, and some ceramics. After their work is complete, the items found are submitted to the State Preservation office.

 Jim Skocik removes dirt from an archaeological site near Corder Bridge.

 

Kim Sebestyen and Margaret Hess sift through excavations, looking for even the smallest of artifacts.

 

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