PROVO -- Archaeologists unearthing a nearly forgotten Provo Tabernacle building torn down nearly a century ago say they've found plenty of small clues to their Mormon pioneer past.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/xqizyd ) the Brigham Young University team has found trinkets, beads, buttons and a doll. They've also found an original stone window frame believed to have once held stained glass.
The excavation began last month and is expected to wrap up in March, before The Church of Latter-day Saints constructs a new temple at the site of the burned Provo Tabernacle.
Team members are seeking clues about an original meetinghouse built in 1867 and demolished in 1919. They used ground-penetrating radar to trace the outline of a foundation, and are seeking other information about the building's construction.