Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2013 --- 5:43 p.m.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Plans to examine whether an American Indian burial mound exists in a parcel of land at Mound Cemetery have been put on hold for now.
The Journal Times reports (http://bit.ly/GEBi28 ) that a team led by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee archaeologist Tom Zych had planned to take soil borings Friday morning. But the scientists were greeted by opponents, including many American Indians, who want to see if less invasive testing could be done.
Last month, the Racine City Council voted to give owners of a local funeral home permission to purchase the parcel for a family burial plot, as long as the land was tested to ensure it was not a forgotten mound.
Zych says the scientists are going to see if other measures can be taken before proceeding.
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