On Wednesday when we were digging, the project came to a complete halt when it appeared that human remains were found on the site while digging the footings! The job site was briefly a crime scene with over 15 police officers and detectives roaming around for hours, which then turned into an archaeological dig. Initial indications from the teeth (as seen in the picture to the left) were that the bones were 500-1000 years old. However, the state archaeologist for the Museum of Northern Arizona confirmed that they are at least 2000 years old! Today a baby skeleton was found near the other bones! It was an exciting week and a good history class for all of us at Hope Construction! We did get the clear from the state to keep working and we are diligently pursuing the dig with all eyes open!
Bones found while digging!
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Submitted by kkwan on Fri, 01/21/2011 - 12:00am