Bones found at university likely belong to old medical cadavers

Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Admin


Human bones found at the University of South Carolina are believed to belong to cadavers used by the anatomy school in the late 19th century.

The bones were discovered by work crews Aug. 10 as they were repairing an underground steam line at the university’s Horseshoe, the oldest part of campus.

Since that time, archaeologists have tried to determine why the bones were there, at first thinking they were amputated body parts.

Bill Stevens, a deputy coroner and graduate student at Carolina, said researchers have found bones that were cut into multiple parts or bones with drill holes in them.

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