Archaeological investigation begins at the access pit

Posted on Oct 28 2014 3:50 PM
Archaeologists have begun investigating the concentration of shells first observed in the access pit on Oct. 23. Thanks to a an expedited review of our investigation plan by tribal governments, King County and the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, archaeologists were able to begin their work in the field on Tuesday, Oct. 28. 
WSDOT and consultant archaeologists will excavate using standard techniques including mechanical and hand excavation, and screening material to gain more information about the shell deposit and the surrounding area. At this time, we do not know when the investigation will be completed. As more information is available to share with the public, we will pass it along.