The staff will slowly start to dig away at the dirt to see exactly what is preserved inside. It is presumed to be a perishable item that has been carbonized. Dr James Adovasio of Mercyhurst Univeristy said this about the artifact “This thing is over 800 years old, it has managed to survive flooding and rainfall because it was burned."
The university says a project of this magnitude could be a great career- starter for some students.
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