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Swimming pool dig in Florida unearths ancient skulls

Ancient remains and pottery, dating between 1200 and 1470 A.D., have been unearthed during the digging of a swimming pool in Winter Garden, Florida.

Experts have learned a lot about the artifacts since they were found, but a key question remains: How did they get there?

“This is definitely a secondary burial site,” said Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia.

Pieces of shredded English-language newspaper, dated March 16, 1978, were found alongside the artifacts and added to the mystery.

“We know that they were not placed in that location until after that date,” said Dr. John Schultz, a University of Central Florida anthropology professor who assisted Garavaglia with the remains.

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Story: Richard Alleyne, The Telegraph | Photo: BNPS

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