Dig in the ground in places where people live and hang out, and you're going to find evidence of people from the past. That's why any excavation on public land usually requires an archaeologist to check out the area and see what's buried in the dirt.
Our monthly Underground History segment on archaeology returns with news of a dig in Oregon's capital city. The construction of a new police station in Salem brought out the archaeologists and students and volunteers as well.
Kimberli Fitzgerald is the staff archaeologist for the city.
She joins our regulars from the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology, Mark Tveskov and Chelsea Rose.