"Local archaeologists and Ohio University students are excavating the site of a 2,400-year-old Native American tribal village at a site west of Athens. Co-director of the dig Paul Patton, who is using the information collected from the site along with other sites throughout the region to complete his doctoral dissertation at Ohio State University, began investigating the site in 2010 when his parents purchased the property. Upon discovering artifacts, Patton contacted OU professor of anthropology Elliot Abrams to run his field school on the site. The class soon uncovered "features" — structures that are dug in the ground that reflect past housing, such as hearths and posts. Because features were found during the first field school season, Abrams suggested running a second field school on the site this summer. "
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