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Bones found at construction site are at least 100 years old

February 15, 2019

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say bones found by a construction crew building a housing development in suburban Denver are those of a Native American man who died at least a century ago.

Aurora police say the remains found Wednesday are “most likely over 100, if not 1,000 years old” and are in the hands of the Colorado state archaeologist. Representatives from History Colorado, the state organization that oversees the Office of the State Archaeologist, say they can’t provide additional details and that they are contacting tribes to see what they want to do with the bones.

The Aurora Sentinel reports workers excavating a housing development in the southeastern part of the city reported the find to authorities.

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Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/

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