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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University's Native American Studies Program needs volunteers this summer to help curators clean, number and package archaeological artifacts that have been collected from across the state.

The artifacts are part of an official collection but have never been catalogued. Organizers of the June 2-9 program are hoping the 15 volunteers can help them reduce that backlog.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Humanities Council are partners in the program.

It includes free lodging in Moundsville and transportation between Morgantown and the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville, where the collection is housed.

Also planned are a film series and a June 8 archaeological symposium. The featured speaker is Rebecca Morehouse, curator of state collections at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

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