Construction in Menlo Park Unearths Native American Remains

Skull, bone fragments found, construction halted.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 10:45 AM PDT
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Peninsula Construction Unearths Native American Remains

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Bones found at a Menlo Park construction site were identified as Native American remains, according to reports.
 
Workers at 1005 Hamilton Court discovered two human skulls and other bone fragments while digging for a Pacific Biosciences project, the Palo Alto Daily News reported.

 
Work was halted immediately and police notified. A team from the county Coroner's Office investigated and determined the bones were from "long-deceased Native Americans," the newspaper reported.
 
No tribe affiliation or other information was released.
 
The Native American Historical Society will take possession of the remains today and they will continue examining the site. Meanwhile, construction will be delayed.

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