INDICE DE GALERIAS
MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) — Artifacts estimated at 1,000 to 1,500 years old have been found in a cave on land recently bought by an eastern Iowa county.
Cedar Rapids television station KCRG says (http://bit.ly/15W12h5 ) the landowner told officials there was a cave with ancient artifacts on the more than 500 acres acquired by the Jones County Conservation Board.
That's proved to be true, and state archaeologist John Doershuk and some volunteers have been unearthing the cave's secrets.
Pottery shards, tools, animal bones and a spear point are among the pieces sifted from the dirt. The digging will continue through Sept. 26.
Officials say the site was looted about 20 years ago by pilferers who pushed around dirt and the small artifacts.
Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Captain Jim Brickson couldn't be happier right now.
As the temperature drops, we're all reminded to bundle up this winter and avoid too much exposure.
A grant aimed to combat homelessness in Iowa may not have come at a better time.
The holiday spirit is being felt in southern Minnesota.
When the temps start dropping, going outside to start your car a few minutes before you have to leave becomes a winter routine.
A local housing trust fund is receiving some grant money that will go into a new project to provide housing for people with disabilities.
The unemployment rate for the country dropped again and experts say it's reflecting locally as well.
The Kensett man faced vehicular homicide charges.