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 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.
Skocik removes dirt from an archaeological site near
Kim Sebestyen and
Margaret Hess sift through excavations, looking for even the smallest of