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Thousands of Native American artifacts found at Camden...

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Archaeologists have found nearly 10,000 Native American artifacts at two sites in Camden, New Jersey. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the items include a rectangular ceramic vessel, tool fragments, arrowheads, and hearthstones as well as animal bones and remains of plants likely used for food, medicine and fuel. RGA Inc. conducted the excavations for the Holtec International campus project at the former New York Shipbuilding Co. site. Senior archaeologist Ilene Grossman-Bailey says the intact remains of Native American activity on the site can help researchers understand the lives of people who camped along the Delaware River as early as 4,000 years ago. Some of the objects will be donated to the Camden County Historical Society and may be displayed in the museum. Executive director Jack O'Byrne calls the discovery "mind-blowing."