By Deborah Baker
Santa Fe, New Mexico (AP)

New Mexico officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking during July for a new state archaeology center. Fittingly, they used replicas of ancient digging sticks – used to plant seeds or dig holes – rather than shovels.

The $6.4 million project on the southwest edge of Santa Fe will provide a permanent home for an estimated 10 million artifacts in the state's collection.