Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:30
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) _ Skeletal remains believed to be about 100
years old have been unearthed as city officials in Deadwood, S.D.,
dig a retention wall.
It's the second time remains have been discovered at the Taylor
Avenue home that sits on the former site of the city's first
cemetery. Ingleside Cemetery was used from 1876 to 1878.
The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the
previous set of remains was found in 2006 and ultimately interred
at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Deadwood Historic Preservation Officer Kevin Kuchenbecker says
workers had been digging for about five hours before discovering
bones. Officials say that once the remains are fully exhumed,
they'll go to the state archaeological research center in Rapid
City. A forensic anthropology will try to determine the age, gender
and heritage of the deceased.
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