Family’s Property Holds Artifacts from 10,000 Years Ago

Kirsten Boehne grew up in a house like most in Ruthton, Minnesota, other than for the décor. Artifacts graced each mantel and display screen shelf, the walls of her father’s workplace, his desk, bookcases, and closets. And which is not to point out the 3-pound coffee cans entire of bison tooth, shoeboxes of stone equipment, and Ziploc bags of ceramic parts stashed in the basement.

In all, more than 8,000 parts.  

“I didn’t know it was not standard to have artifacts everywhere you go in your residence,” claims Boehne, 55, who now life in Savage. A further quirk: her family’s behavior of going for walks everywhere you go with their heads down, searching for more.

In the 1940s, Boehne’s grandfather acquired an island on a 2,875-acre lake in southwest Minnesota, likely possessing listened to rumors of artifacts on the web page. But he could not have acknowledged how significantly archaeological

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