Native American artifacts found

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The remnants of a centuries-old Native American fort and several thousand artifacts have been found at a railroad bridge construction site in Connecticut.

State Department of Transportation officials on Thursday announced the fort and artifacts, some believed to be more than 3,000 years old, were discovered in Norwalk around the 122-year-old Walk Bridge, a commuter rail span that is scheduled to be replaced. They were found during a planned archaeological survey.

Experts believe the fort was used for trade between Native Americans and Dutch settlers sometime between 1615 and 1640.