Arkansas agency gets back tribal artifacts
June 18, 2017
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After being unearthed decades ago in various archaeological digs around the state, hundreds of bowls and other objects have been returned in recent months to American Indian tribes by the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, said Sarah Shepard, a research assistant with the survey.
Carrie Wilson, a representative of the Quapaw tribe, recently examined several clay pots and bowls of different shapes and sizes uncovered from sites in eastern Arkansas near the Mississippi River.
Some bowls were flecked with shell, evidence of a tempering technique that allowed for thinne...