JETMORE, Kan. (AP) _ Artifacts dating back 1,000 years were uncovered in western Kansas during an archaeological dig that was required before work on a dam could begin.
Neal Lopinot said artifacts suggest the Buckner Creek area initially functioned as an overnight camp and later as a base camp or small hamlet.
Items uncovered in the dig included arrow points, hide-scraping tools and the remains of a small pit-like home.
Lopinot said the occupants lived primarily on bison and deer meat.
The dam being built in Hodgeman County will include a 440-surface-acre lake at the Buckner Creek site.