The discovery of a rare Native American artifact in Newtown is exciting for archeologists, but it's also raising more questions.
Contractors digging a trench for a fiber optic box north of Newtown's administrative hall earlier this month found human remains. They called the police who quickly realized it was a burial site and not a crime scene. They, in turn, called the Cincinnati Museum Center.
“When the police department actually called us, when I talked to them, he said they found some human remains and he said there was a plate with it. And I kind of knew exactly what he meant because we had found these other two back in 1981,” says Rieveschl Curator for Archeology Bob Genheimer.
Genheimer says the plate is actually a gorget, a decorative seashell, with the image of an animal carved on it.
“A gorget is an ornamental item. These gorgets have three holes in them. They have two at the top for suspension and there’s one in the middle where they possibly could have been attached to clothing or something else,” he says. “And on the inside, they are engraved.”
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