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Listing sought for ancient village at Port Angeles

June 2nd, 2014 - 5:33am

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - An ancient Native American settlement along the Port Angeles waterfront may be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe is asking the state Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to recommend the site called Tse-whit-zen to the National Park Service for the registry.

State historic preservation officer Allyson Brooks told the Peninsula Daily News that listing would help preserve the site.

Artifacts from the village and human remains were uncovered in 2003 during construction of a state Department of Transportation drydock to build floating bridge pontoons. The discovery halted the project.

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