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|Saunders dedicated career to study of mound builders|
For two decades, Joe Saunders has been quietly digging into northeast Louisiana's unrecorded history. Beneath the surface of the earth, he has found relics of the past which paint a picture of the life of Native American mound builders — especially along the Ouachita River — who populated this region for centuries.
Now after 21 years, the 63-year-old Saunders is retiring this week as Northeast Regional Archaeologist. He has been based at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
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