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Pioneer remains found in Ontario

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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