Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ancient burial site found during work at development
A burial site with the remains of at least 33 American Indians who probably lived around 3000 B.C. has been unearthed at the construction site of RiverPark Place residential development off River Road near Towhead Island.

The remains, including three or four skulls with partly disintegrated skeletons, will be reburied at an appropriate site to be determined by the Army Corps of Engineers in consultation with representatives of three tribes, corps officials said yesterday.

The discovery was not surprising, according to the corps or AMEC Earth & Environmental, a group with expertise in archaeological excavation under contract to the Poe Cos., the RiverPark Place developer.