Posted: Sep 28, 2010 9:22 AM by Nichole Larkey
Updated: Sep 28, 2010 3:02 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Less than two weeks after LSU announced
plans to block off 6,000-year-old Indian mounds on football
weekends to protect them from traffic, it took down the barricades.
University spokesman Herb Vincent says, that ropes
and poles around the mounds were removed early Saturday for safety reasons. Later that day, children used signs reading "Please do not slide on the mounds" and "Help preserve the mounds" as sleds.
Archaeologists and anthropologists trying to make people understand why the mounds need protection said they felt abandoned by the LSU administration.
The mounds are older than the Egyptian pyramids, and are believed to have been used for ceremonial and marking-point purposes.