CROSS PLAINS, Texas — After a week excavating the home of a famed author, archaeologists with the National Park Service are leaving Cross Plains.
The archaeologists began last Tuesday trying to find an underground storm cellar in the backyard of Robert E Howard's house, which they located, and Tuesday was the last day of digging, according to an organizer.
In the cellar the group recovered several artifacts, including medicine bottles and mason jars that were still intact.
The archaeologists previously told KTXS it will take them a year to process and date the artifacts to determine if they belonged to Robert E Howard.
Howard is best known for writing the "Conan the Barbarian" series.