Hurricane Katrina admittedly was one of the worst natural disasters ever to have struck the Gulf Coast of the United States, but while builders worked to rebuild a major bridge damaged by the hurricane, they made quite a remarkable discovery.
This discovery was evidence of an ancient village, which possibly once thrived during the time of Christ. Archeologists believe that the reason the site was left uncovered for 2,000 years was owing to its somewhat bland appearance, which probably deceived early settlers into believing it was nothing but a rock formation. In more recent times, the area was hidden by large oak trees and smart beach houses, which were torn away during the hurricane.
Archeologists were thrilled to have discovered artifacts like spearheads and pottery, suggesting that as many as 400 ancient Indians (whose tribe is still unknown) could have lived in the village between 200 B.C. and 400 A.D. There is also reason to believe that there are several small pockets or vaults serving as burial areas within a mound, where senior members of the village, as well as their treasures are buried.
Right now, the dig is on private property, meaning that it is ?off limits? to outsiders. However, if any human remains are found, Federal law states that the ?sacred? discovery be returned to whatever Indian tribe may have occupied the village at that time.