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City of Clarksville now working to preserve artifacts found after 2004 flood

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Arrowheads and a possible "prehistoric" body are among the artifacts found 10 years ago after a flood in Clarksville, Indiana.

The city says the Army Corps of engineers is now working to preserve the items found near the old Emory Crossing. 

In 2004, the Ohio River flooded. That washed away a large section of Old Clarksville.

The area is known best for where Lewis and Clark started on their journey to explore the west. The city says it hopes to preserve that history.

"The locks weren't there, it was rapids, there's a huge drop off 26 feet and they were only allowed to cross during a certain period of time and so it does give us insight of how people used to live back in that time," Clarksville government resources coordinator Scott Johnson said.

The Army Corps now has the funding available to archive and catalog the items.

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