Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tennessee Floods Expose Graves to Robbers

May Flood Exposes Ancient Burial Grounds and Looting

By Mark Bellinger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - There has been unexpected consequences of the May flooding including an increase in looting of ancient Native American graves along the Cumberland River.

It's easy to see the impact of the May floods walking along the Cumberland River; an eroded bank line where dozens of Native American grave sites are now exposed.

Archaeologist Aaron Deter-Wolf with the state of Tennessee showed us where looters have dug hole after hole looking for artifacts they can sell for a profit.

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