Archaeological Dig in Bowling Green

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Have you ever wondered what kind of hidden treasures could be buried in your own backyard? Some scientists are digging up treasures in one area of Bowling Green.

The area between 6th and 7th Streets will be changed forever next spring when a new bypass goes through what's now a residential neighborhood.

The artifacts they are finding go back to the late 19th Century to the early 20th Century.

That area of town has been predominantly African-American in population.

The archaeologists are hoping to learn more about African-American history. So far, they have found some children’s toys, some broken dinner plates, a medicine bottle, and animal bones.

They say most of the animal bones are from pigs because that was the main meat eaten in those times.