Very interesting, but it raises another question: Why does the Federal Emergency Management Agency need archeologists on staff? They can’t hire consultants, or call on another government agency?
Our President and his buddies in Congress maintain that “we don’t have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem.” No, when you operate an organizational behemoth like the Federal Government for years on end sans budget, you have a *management* problem.
[Update]: Oops. Reading is fundamental.
Archeologists under contract to the Federal Emergency Management Agency have discovered American Indian pottery sherds, animal bones and pieces of clay tobacco pipes near Bayou St. John in New Orleans. Some of the items are more than 1,500 years old.
Ahem. Well. I will point out when I’ve made a mistake. This one came from reading the paper before my first cup of coffee. Paragraph #2 above, the one about Federal waste, stands as written.