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Correction: Colonial Battleground-Human Bones story

February 19, 2019

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Feb. 18 about the discovery of human skeletal remains in Lake George, New York, The Associated Press reported erroneously that archaeological work was continuing at the site this week. The work was completed last week, not this week.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Work wrapped up at NY site where human bones were found

Archaeology work has been wrapped up at a construction site in upstate New York where the skeletal remains of several people have been found at what is believed to be a Revolutionary War burial site

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeology work has been wrapped up at an upstate New York construction site where the skeletal remains of several people have been found at what’s believed to be a Revolutionary War burial ground.

State archaeologists led by the New York State Museum were at the site last week in Lake George, in the southern Adirondacks.

A work crew unearthed skeletal remains Feb. 7, while excavating an empty lot for an apartment house. Work was halted, and experts were summoned to examine the property for more remains.

Officials say as the bones of as many as a dozen people have been recovered and taken to the State Museum in Albany for analysis.

Uniform buttons found among some of the bones indicate the people buried there were Continental Army soldiers serving during the American Revolution.

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