Their goal is to see if the land is suitable for use, but first and foremost they want to make sure they don’t step on history.

Rosford, Ohio –
As the city of Rosford continues to expand, it has faced a small problem: a reduction in the amount of vacant land.

Now city officials are giving an object like the old Indian Hills Elementary School site, a second look.

It has been part of a larger 40-acre historic site since the 1960s, but since most of the artifacts have been found far from the school, the city wants to test whether the land can be used.

“So what we’re doing is looking at the 13 acres on which the school grounds are located to see what cultural artifacts may be present in the area,” said Todd Ode, Rosford’s director of economic development.

To do this, they enlisted a team of archaeologists and environmental consultants to search the ground to see if there was any history.

“These are the experts behind me, they have a good eye to know what they are looking at. It’s a simple but effective process, it involves digging in steps of two to three inches, taking that soil, stacking it on a box for sifting, sifting the soil and taking what’s left is really interesting, ”said Mike Kunfair, senior project manager at CEC inc, the company behind the team.

So what have they found so far?

“Not so much yet. One point of the projectile was identified in one place yesterday afternoon, and it was actually under a leaf on top of the ground,” Kunfeir said.

But the team says that no matter what is found, it’s incredibly important to be careful in such historic sites to make sure no history is lost before the land is used for something else, and they thank the city of Rosford for proper treatment with the situation.

“They don’t want to go and interfere because they shouldn’t interfere. And so I’m very happy to work with them on that, because I think it shows a lot of forethought and patience on their part,” Kunfeir said. .

The team is expected to present preliminary findings tomorrow.

Neither they nor the city are yet sure what the land will be used for, and will soon address the public.


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