Thursday, July 06, 2006

Burial site clear, housing project resumes
Work on Bethel Island's largest-ever housing development can continue in earnest now that archaeologists have removed the remains of about two dozen American Indians found on the site.

The 310-acre area between Gateway and Stone roads on the western side of the island contains two large sand mounds where archeologists had been removing skeletons since April.

By the time they finished in mid-June, they had unearthed the bones of at least 23 people, said archaeologist Rob Jackson of Pacific Legacy Inc., a Sacramento area company that helps government agencies and private parties meet the regulations governing the removal of human remains and artifacts from historical sites.