A local anthropologist who conducted a preliminary examination of the bones said they belonged to an adult man who was buried in the late 1800s, according to Public Safety Chief Chip Munna. The anthropologist said the bones did not appear to belong to someone of Native American descent, so they won’t have to follow a set of procedures mandated by law when an Indian burial ground is disturbed, Munna said.
But it could have been a burial ground of some type. After closing off the site to construction last week, Munna and his staff returned there to search for any other remains. On Sunday, they found a full skeleton that appeared to be buried with crossed arms, and they found a second skeleton Monday that was consistent with the way the first skeleton appeared to be buried.