3,000 Year Old Native American Artifacts Found in Norwalk
Fascinating Native American artifacts, some up to 3,000 years old have been uncovered at the WalkBridge construction site in Norwalk.
Archeologists have said that the dig has "yielded amazing results." Ross Harper is a senior archeologist with Archeological and Historical Services in Storrs, CT. and according to NancyOnNorwalk.com., Harper went on to say:
"This going to play a really important part in not just Norwalk history, but really, not even the history of New England but really, even a more global scale."
There is evidence that the site contains remnants of a 400-year-old wooden Native American fort along with thousands of artifacts that go back hundreds of years. It was thought that originally the site of the find was destroyed due to the construction of the railroad.
Archeologists say they could work for decades on what has been dug up so far. All of the artifacts that have and will be discovered will all be removed before the construction of the new walk bridge is complete. Sarah Sportman, one of the archeologists working at the site has unearthed pottery, glass beads, and ancient arrowheads, and even trash like old animal bones. She went on to tell wnpr.org:
"This discovery shows us the fantastic insight into just the daily life of native people who lived in Norwalk in the 17th century."