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Construction unearths human remains and scraping tool

Construction in South Dakota has unearthed 700-year-old bones as well as a scraping tool.

Fosha said further analysis by a physical anthropologist will likely be done to determine the ethnic origin and age of the bones.

The scraping tool found at the site will also be analyzed, but Fosha said there may be no connection between the two items, although other burial sites have contained ceramics or other items that help determine the age and origin of the bones.

“Unfortunately, no (other) artifacts have been recovered, as far as I know,” Fosha said.

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Story: Austin Kaus, The Daily Republic | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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