LAKE SHORE, Minn. (AP) - Campsites and artifacts dating back 2,000 years have been unearthed through archaeological work in a northern Minnesota town.

The archaeological study is being conducted in Lake Shore before the Highway 77 reconstruction project begins in 2017.

Florin Cultural Resource Services is conducting the work along the west side of Gull Lake to evaluate the historical significance of the landscape.

Frank Florin, principal investigator and owner of the company, says his crew is collecting some good information that will help enhance understanding of the surrounding area.

The 10-person team reportedly found rare stone net weights, ceramic pottery pieces, arrowheads, spear points, fire-cracked rocks and animal bones.

Florin says the artifacts indicate the existence of Native American campsites.

The archaeological work is expected to wrap up this week.