- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - Archaeologists working at the Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell have uncovered an intact ceramic pot.

The Daily Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1L5qIke ) it’s the first time an intact piece of pottery has been found at the site, where research has been ongoing for nearly 90 years.

Site Executive Director Cindy Gregg calls it “a really big finding.”

The pot is just a couple of inches wide. Gregg says that might be why it’s stayed in one piece after an estimated 1,000 years.

Residue from the pot will be lab-tested to try to identify what the pot was used for. Students from the University of Exeter in England and Augustana College in Sioux Falls work every year at the site that holds dual status as a National Register and National Historic Landmark site.

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This story has been corrected to show that the pot is not being sent to a lab in England, but rather residue from the pot will be lab-tested, possibly in England.

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Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com


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