Western Ky. students analyze field campus

Bowling Green, Kentucky (AP) June 2010

About two dozen Western Kentucky University students have been digging around a site in Warren County to learn more about it through their introduction to archaeology class.

The 26 students worked on the 140-acre McChesney Field Campus, reviewing property deeds, census records, cemetery records and maps. The university says they also worked at the site to collect and document cultural resources, as well as collecting oral histories, processing artifacts and creating a website.

They found home sites likely from the mid-1800s to early 1900s, a cemetery with 41 graves from the mid-1800s and a ferry-boat landing site.

The teacher, Darlene Applegate, intends to continue field work and says she plans to test for prehistoric Native American sites on the property.


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