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.