CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Archaeologists have excavated 17 graves from a cemetery in southern Indiana for a road-widening project.

Officials say the graves in Clarksville along Blackiston Mill Road date between 1830 and 1900.

The excavations at Stewart-Emery Cemetery were required by federal and state law to determine the impact that the road project will have on the environment.

Archaeologists will use radar technology to determine if there is enough room to re-bury the 17 sets of remains. 

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