Several artifacts found in Daniel Boone National Forest after forest fires

Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 18:01:23-04

(LEX 18) — Several of Kentucky's National Forests have been treated for forest fires after weeks without rain.

Now that the flames are out, archaeologists are out examining the land for hidden artifacts.

Several artifacts were found in the Daniel Boone National Forest, some date back thousands of years and were used by Native Americans.

Archaeologist Cristin Embree, has been collecting and analyzing these artifacts.

"I have to walk every line where soil has been disturbed took for bits and pieces of the past to tell us who was there and when they were there," said Embree.

It's required by law that an archaeologist searches the land of any national forest impacted by a forest fire.

Embree said if you are out and discover something that you think may be an artifact, go ahead and take a picture, but leave it where it is and contact your local forest officials.