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Archaeologists Discover Native American Sites in Missouri

A routine land survey has uncovered Native American artifacts dating as far back as 5,000 years in Missouri.
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According to the Quincy Herald-Whig, a routine survey of land surrounding a historic bridge unearthed two significant Native American sites in Palmyra, Missouri. One of the sites dates back 1,200 to 1,500 years, while the other is much older—3,000 to 5,000 years. Archaeologists are hand-digging the older site in three-foot squares and have unearthed projectile points, drills and other tools—all made of chert, a rock found along the Mississippi River.

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