Archaeologists working on the site close to
"There's certainly enough evidence to move forward," said
"I think we can't ignore it, we have to step forward and do something, but we have to do it conservatively," Councilman
"We have a little bit of information certainly about what happened at that time, but it's the archaeology that will give us the image how these people lived their daily lives," Laird said.
Archaeologists arrived in May at the site of the former
Those homes eventually become permanent residences for some families who lived on the plots for generations.
"We had to find sites (on the property) that hadn't been disturbed yet," Laird said. "And we had a lot of luck doing that."
A timeline for a second phase of excavation has not been set.
The city and history museum have used the opportunity to host tours of the archaeology site. Another tour will be given
As recently as last summer, city officials said they had no plans to conduct an archaeological survey on any portion of the
The city also placed as much as four feet of topsoil on the site after the apartment buildings were razed, so Laird said he must meet with engineers and utility companies to determine where those concrete slabs and utilities are located.
Wednesday afternoon, City Manager
Brauchle can be contacted at 757-247-2827.
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