BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A team of archaeologists has been finding troves of ancient Native American artifacts in the middle of a popular Buffalo park.
Archaeologists from the University at Buffalo are excavating an area near Route 198 where it cuts through Delaware Park. The dig is part of a proposed $85 million project by the state Department of Transportation to downgrade the highway into a boulevard accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists.
The archaeologists found artifacts that include tools Native Americans made from the limestone bedrock thousands of years ago. They've also found more recent artifacts, including animal bones and other items from the many slaughterhouses that operated near the park in the 19th century.