Thursday, August 09, 2007

Texas Ranger Museum gets OK to resume construction at site where bones were unearthed
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum has gotten the go-ahead to finish a construction project that unearthed human bones.

Work on the building halted in June after workers digging water lines ran into graves that were part of an old burial site. The discovery prompted the Texas Historical Commission to get involved, and officials there asked the museum to cease work on the lines until a plan could be developed to ensure further digging was done in the least disruptive way.

After looking at the museum’s proposal, the commission decided last week that the plans are appropriate, said James Bruseth, director of the commission’s archaeology division. The plans include respectfully removing and reburying found human remains and digging in a way least likely to unearth more bones, Bruseth said.