Native American burial mound being given to conservancy

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Heritage Council says a Kentucky bank is donating a prehistoric Native American burial mound in Greenup County to The Archaeological Conservancy.

The organization is a nonprofit that acquires and protects endangered archaeological sites. The total land being donated includes about five acres.

Bank President Bruce VanHorn says the bank’s board chairman, Tom Carver, asked the board to donate the property once he found out about the burial mound.

The Heritage Council says a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky investigated the site, and a preliminary survey shows it dates back 500 to 2,500 years ago.

The property will be transferred during a ceremony Tuesday.

 

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