Remains of 20 Native Americans found at high school

Published on July 30th, 2009 | by Admin


The remains of 20 American Indians from the Bay Miwok tribe, dating back between 250 to 2,000-years-old (quite a range), have been unearthed at a school construction site in Danville, California.

The burial site was first discovered July 8 when construction crews digging the foundation for a new gym on the San Ramon Valley High School campus uncovered the remains of one person. An archeologist working with the Contra Costa County coroner’s office examined the bones and determined that they were indeed American Indian remains.

Since then, the remains of as many as 19 more people have been uncovered at the site, Galvan said.

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