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Project To Recreate WPA Discoveries
Updated May 5, 2013 12:12 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(EVANSVILLE) - A new project will recreate how laborers for the Works Progress Administration uncovered Native American ruins while building public works projects in southwest Indiana.

Angel Mounds State Historic Site manager Mike Linderman tells the Evansville Courier & Press the project will recreate a WPA archaeological lab. The interior of the building will contain a modern, functioning lab. The project is funded by a $30,000 Alcoa Foundation grant.

Linderman says 277 men worked at the site from April 1939 to May 1942.

He says he hopes to begin construction next month so the lab will be operating by May.

WPA workers unearthed 2.3 million artifacts during a three-year period at Angel Mounds. The walled city is believed to have been occupied from about A.D. 1100 to 1450.

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