By Terry Kovarik
The area around The Cove near Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay is busy with bikers and hikers on the Ahnappe Trail and kayakers at Leadership Landing. Evidence shows that has not changed in thousands of years. Sixth-grade students and teachers from T.J. Walker Middle School have helped uncovered relics where BIg Creek becomes The Cove. They indicate people were gathering at the banks between two-thousand and three-thousand years ago. Crossroads at Big Creek Director Coggin Heeringa says artifacts have been continually discovered at The Cove since invasive weeds were cut down at the site.
In addition to digging, Walker Middle School Students were able to use a flot machine to filter out bones, fish scales and seed from the soil. That helped determine the diets of the visitors from long ago.