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Century-old Human Remains Found on Construction Site

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A construction worker unearthed human remains that could be 150 years old.

A backhoe operator digging at a construction site near Park City discovered the remains yesterday.

Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds says the state archaeologist has determined the bones are antiquities and likely NOT linked to a crime.

Archeologists will analyze the remains to determine the age, sex and cultural affiliation of the person. Preliminary indications lead them to believe the bones are that of an Anglo who died 100 to 150 years ago.

The bones were found near Kimball Junction in Summit County.

The incomplete skeleton includes a cranium, mandible, arms and backbone. No leg bones were found with the remains.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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