Prehistoric remains found during construction of Tulsa turnpike

Fox 23 News

By: Rick Maranon November 30, 2020


TULSA, Okla. — Prehistoric remains estimated to be around 900-1,000 years old were discovered and collected at the site of the new Gilcrease Expressway Turnpike leg being built in west Tulsa near the Berryhill community. During a stakeholder update on Monday, it was announced that while crews were digging the new drainage system for the turnpike in the early part of the project, multiple artifacts were found in a place that was believed to have seen some kind of prehistoric activity. After being examined by archaeologists and cultural experts from the Osage Nation, the University of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, it was determined that around 7,000 pieces at the scene were deemed significant.


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