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1,000-year-old remains to be reburied

The ancient remains of 53 people unearthed during the construction of a dam in Utah are set to be reburied this spring.

A final resting place is finally coming for 53 people whose remains have been kept in a metal box for years.

The first set of Native American bones was found almost five years ago by crews building the Jackson Flat Dam Water Supply Storage Facility near Kanab. Over a year’s time, a total of 54 set of bones were found. One set of bones was left undisturbed.

There are still some legal loose ends to tie up, but reburial is expected sometime in the end of May or early June.

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Story: John Hollenhorst, Deseret News | Photo: Winston Armani, Deseret News

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