Monday, December 04, 2006

Ancient skull found on N.Y. property
Archaeologists surveying a property earmarked for a Long Island housing development discovered an ancient skull.

The Suffolk County medical examiner's office on Thursday determined that the skull was that of an American Indian dating back 1,000 to 3,000 years.

The skull, which was unearthed Wednesday, has been turned over to the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton for reburial, the Town of Southampton police said.