Highway construction unearths native settlement near LaCrosse

Archaeologists monitoring reconstruction of Hwy. 35 just north of LaCrosse are finding remnants of a Native American settlement that they believe is from 500 years before the first white people settled in the region. They have found almost two dozen likely skeletal fragments as well as hundreds of food and garbage pits, cooking hearths tools and other artifacts of the Oneota people.
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Archaeologists monitoring reconstruction of Hwy. 35 just north of LaCrosse are finding remnants of a Native American settlement that they believe is from 500 years before the first white people settled in the region. They have found almost two dozen likely skeletal fragments as well as hundreds of food and garbage pits, cooking hearths tools and other artifacts of the Oneota people.

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