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Excavations for train projects have turned up bison and camel bones as well as mastodon teeth and tusk fragments.
In addition, much of this excavation will be happening in areas where historic artifacts and industrial contamination are common.
The earlier excavation, which took place on the opposite side of the church to the dig that is currently underway, had in fact unearthed a series of wooden posts similar to the ones found by Green and her team.
The company is planning to resume excavation near that area, though, as other sources become depleted.
Trucks will work overnight to haul the dirt away from each of the three Akron excavation sites.
The excavations revealed more than 400 Roman sling bullets right where the metal detectors indicated, as well as two spherical sandstone missiles known as ballista balls.
Early excavations of the cave were carried out in 1965 by the local missionary and amateur archaeologist named Theodor Verhoeven.
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First Known Use of excavation
EXCAVATION Defined for Kids
Definition of excavation for Students
1 : the act of excavating
2 : a hollow place formed by excavating
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