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Ancient Klallam artifacts to be displayed in PA

July 11th, 2014 - 8:23am

(Port Angeles) About a dozen artifacts from the Tse-whit-zen site will go on display to the public this weekend in Port Angeles.

The exhibit of ancestral artifacts will be at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center on the corner of First and Peabody.

The artifacts are part of hundreds unearthed when the state had planned a graving dock project at the west end of Marine Drive in Port Angeles.

The discovery of artifacts and human remains there put a halt to the project, and launched a years-long effort to recover, restore and re-intern the remains.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Chair Frances Charles says she thinks its important for the entire community to have a chance to see the artifacts going on display.

The tribe has planned a short program beginning at noon Saturday to mark the opening. The display will remain open to the public at the heritage center free of charge.

Many more of the artifacts will be kept at the Burke Museum at the University of Washington.

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