- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

HARPER’S FERRY, Iowa (AP) - Officials at a national park in Harper’s Ferry say new burial mounds could still be discovered after 70 years of numerous archaeological investigations on the grounds.

The Telegraph Herald (https://bit.ly/1OIsfzy ) reports that biotechnicians stumbled on a new mound at Effigy Mounds National Monument last summer as they were tending to plants. Effigy Mounds cultural resources program manager Albert LeBeau says the mound had been hidden by fallen trees in a heavily wooded area.

LeBeau says he and Park Superintendent Jim Nepstad were surprised by the find. LeBeau says park staff hasn’t confirmed the presence of burial remains, but is treating the mound as such because of its location and configuration.

Park officials say there is no way to estimate how many more burial mounds could be found in the future.


Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com

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