Sunday, July 12, 2009

FULL CREDIT FOR THIS ARTICLE GOES TO:<>[] <>Rare Indian artifacts found on Lisbon property Encampment estimatedat 4,000 years old By DEBORAHSTRASZHEIM Norwich Bulletin Posted Jul 11, 2009 @ 10:53 PM Last update Jul 11, 2009 @ 11:01 PM Lisbon, Conn.

— Some young men were walking along a wooded bike path near the Quinebaug Riverwhen they found a black spearhead laying in the soil. It looked like part of an American Indian weapon. So they asked RichardRogers, who owns the land, if they could dig for more. In two weekends, they found 80 spearheads in an area about the size of asmall bedroom. Rogers decided to see for himself. He and his son, now 22, walkedthrough the woods, and brought a bucket of water to clean their discoveries. Near a stump by the river, Rogers picked up an oval stone a little larger than a silver dollar. Something was carved in it, and he handed it to his son.

"He cleaned it up and said, `This is a face, Dad.'" The stone was a rare pendant. They had stumbled upon an ancient American Indian encampment and part of a burial ground dated more than 3,000years ago...


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