When field workers began digging last spring at the future site of the bridge that will eventually replace the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Canada, they expected to find a lot of indigenous artifacts.
And they were right. So far, they’ve discovered nearly 30,000 items – including a 10,000-year-old arrowhead – along the banks of the Detroit River.
Dean Jacobs is a member of the Walpole Island First Nation and runs its External Projects Program. He’s helping to oversee the excavation. Jacobs spoke to Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou.