Monday, January 14, 2008

Update On Lexington Skeleton
On Thursday, construction crews uncovered a skeleton at the site of the future courthouse in Lexington. Police said a Radford archaeologist estimated the bones belonged to a female, possibly from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

One local historian from the Rockbridge Historical Society said this find is rare. The site is right next to the historical society's building.

They're thinking it may be part of a family cemetery. We modern folks might find that a bit odd, that people would bury their dead in the back yard, so to speak.