Native American Artifacts Found Outside Kirksville Museum

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Numerous Native American artifacts dating back more than 800 years have been discovered outside a Kirksville museum. KBIA's Bobby Meeder has more.

Construction workers in Kirksville were working outside of a historical museum on Wednesday when they found some artifacts of their own.

Workers were digging for a water main outside of the Washington Museum of Natural History when museum director Charles Tharp decided to take a closer

The numerous fragments included arrowheads, flint chips, primitive tools, and pottery which were found four feet underground.

Adair County Historical Society expert Pat Ellebracht says the artifacts were a rare find with only two prominent tribes once calling Missouri home, the Sac and the Fox.

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