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Native American Artifacts Found in Va. in Path of Pipeline That Starts in W.Va.

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Archaeologists say they've found Native American artifacts on property in the path of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

The Roanoke Times reports archaeologists have found arrowheads, tools and pottery on a property in Rocky Mount.

The property owner, Dale Angle, is trying to obtain an historic designation to prevent the pipeline from running through his land.

The planned 301-mile long pipeline, which would transport natural gas from fracking drill fields through West Virginia before connecting to another pipeline in Pittsylvania County, has drawn fierce opposition from some land owners.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has yet to give final approval for the pipeline's construction.

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