Friday, July 23, 2004

Dig this disk

Site uncovered by accident

University of Kentucky archaeology graduate student Rick Burdin holds a ceramic disk uncovered at an Indian burial site in Petersburg. The disk was used as a weight on a "spindle whirl" for spinning twine and rope.
Photo by PATRICK REDDY/The Enquirer
Ten archaeologists from several groups are digging at the site of an Indian burial ground in Petersburg, where construction workers digging a house foundation uncovered human remains on July 15.

David Pollack, archaeologist with the Kentucky Heritage Council and director of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, said the group hopes to complete its work by Saturday.

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