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Indian artifacts on display at Port Angeles

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Some artifacts from an ancient Indian village that were uncovered by a construction project at Port Angeles are going on public display.

The free exhibit opens Saturday at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center in Port Angeles.

The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1r3v0hZ ) the 14 artifacts on display include a comb carved out of bone, two blanket pins carved in the image of a fawn and halibut, bone hooks and harpoon points.

They were recently turned over to the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle.

The site, known as Tse-whit-zen, was occupied for at 2,700 years until the area was developed in the 19th century by settlers.

The state was building a pontoon construction project in 2003 when the village was uncovered.

Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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