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Hudson native shares love for Native American artifacts

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

What looks like a rock is a treasure to Morris Weeks.

Ever since his combat days in Vietnam were over, the Hudson native has been studying ancient Native American artifacts.

"It got me off of thinking about the stuff I went through and I concentrated on this learning," Weeks said.

Weeks is always eager to share his knowledge.

"You always wonder about your history and your ancestors and how they lived and how they worked," Oletha Fairchild said.

Some armature archeologist where able to get closure on the items they had. Fairchild discovered a square piece of rock used for cutting that she found in an East Texas Lake was actually from the early Ice Age.

Morris is particularly good with identifying anything from the Eastern America area, but can also help those that have items from the Western America area as well.

"Now we have an area to go to,"Denise Cunigan said. "To get more information from so it helped. It helped us a lot."

Weeks says shows like "Antique Road show" and "Pawn Stars" have people seeing dollar signs but that's not where the value really lies.

"When they find it with their child or their a kid and it's their first point, it means more than money could ever put on it," Weeks said.

Weeks does more than just examine the artifacts. Several of his finds can be seen at the Naranjo museum in Lufkin.

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