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Native American artifacts found near Burlington


The state archaeologist says Native American artifacts have been found in southeastern Iowa.

On Wednesday, John Doershuk said pottery and stone tools likely 1,000 years old have been found on a site near Burlington where an Egyptian company hopes to invest $1.4 billion to build a fertilizer plant.

According to Doershuk, a consultant is studying whether any of the areas may qualify for federal protection.

If they do, Orascom Construction Industries would be required to pay for a full excavation before construction begins.

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