Pioneer remains found in Ontario

Published on August 17th, 2010 | by Admin

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Two skeletons, believed to belong to pioneers, have been found at Crystal Beach in Ontario, Canada.

They’re both close to each other and oriented in an east/west direction, which is kind of the method of a Christian burial,” said senior archeologist Martin Cooper.

“Right now, we’re leaning towards them being European, probably pioneer burial.”

A construction crew installing a natural gas line found several bones Tuesday while excavating near the road.

Niagara Regional Police and the coroner’s office were called in.

A second skeleton was found by an anthropologist, who conducted a forensic examination of the scene along with police forensic officers.

Cooper said one of the skeletons was disturbed during the excavation, but the other is relatively intact.

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