Archaeological Dig at Stewart Indian School

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A team of archaeologists, historic preservationists and students is combing the grounds of the historic Stewart Indian School in Carson City.

The excavation is a joint effort by the University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Anthropology, the Nevada Indian Commission and the Washoe Tribal Historic Preservation Office.

The 110-acre site has more than 50 buildings.

Sarah Cowie is an assistant professor of anthropology at UNR. She is directing the excavation, which will also serve as a summer field school to teach students about archaeology and historic preservation.

The Stewart Indian School was open for 90 years, from 1890-1980.

The excavation will be conducted Monday through Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., and is open to the public.

The team expects to conclude its work Aug. 13.