MPR: Archaeologists Scan for Ancient Burial Grounds at Afton Park

“Archaeologists are scanning the earth in southeast Minnesota to determine whether a proposed $4 million wastewater treatment project might threaten ancient American Indian burial sites,” Minnesota Public Radio reported earlier this week. “The tests were requested by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, a state-level agency, because it’s concerned that the sewer project’s storm-water retention pond could pose a risk to the nearby burial mound called Rattlesnake Effigy.”

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