TWIN FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho museum will showcase priceless pre-historic artifacts that garnered attention after a robbery.

The artifacts will be on display at the College of Southern Idaho’s Herrett Center for Arts & Science this Saturday for three hours, The Times-News reported (http://bit.ly/2qFq2f6).

It may be one of the top 10 collections in the nation, Display and Collections Director Joey Heck said. The artifacts from the Ice Age era were found at the Simon farm near Fairfield, north of Twin Falls.

The items were tools used by some of the earliest known inhabitants of America, the Clovis, who may be ancestors of American Indians, according the report.

It is unclear whether the Clovis artifacts were used for hunting or ceremonial purposes, anthropologists said.

Last month, a man broke into the center and got away with five replicas of the artifacts. Heck thinks the thief might have assumed that the replicas were real.

Police have arrested one suspect connected to the crime and recovered two of the pieces.

The real artifacts will be well guarded during the view. The items are normally kept inside a vault.


Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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