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Digging into the past

See smaller Gene Erjavec shows off a stone plummet or pendant at the dig along Caxambas Drive.

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Gene Erjavec shows off a stone plummet or pendant at the dig along Caxambas Drive.

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  • Joe Mankowski scoops up dirt to be sifted for artifacts.
  • Volunteer Alissa Mitta, 18, pours earth into a sorter.
  • Gene Erjavec shows off a stone plummet or pendant at the dig along Caxambas Drive.
  • Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent (7)
From left, Joe Mankowski, Gene Erjavec, and Alissa Mitta sift through soil dug up at the site on Caxambas Drive. A team from Advanced Archaeology is working to preserve artifacts in the path of the sewer line construction on Marco.
  • Volunteer Alissa Mitta scoops up dirt to be sifted at the dig site. A team from Advanced Archaeology is working to preserve artifacts in the path of the sewer line construction on Marco. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Joe Mankowski shows where the current dig is located along Caxambas Drive.
  • Joe Mankowski displays some of the Native American pottery found along Caxambas Drive.
  • Joe Mankowski with a shell tool unearthed from the dig. A team from Advanced Archaeology is working to preserve artifacts in the path of sewer line construction on Marco. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Volunteer Alissa Mitta holds a bone artifact at the dig along Caxambas Drive. A team from Advanced Archaeology is working to preserve artifacts in the path of the sewer line construction on Marco. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Archaeologists work to preserve Marco history ahead of STRP.

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