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Human Bones Found at Alameda Home May Be Native American

Mound Street, where the bones were found, is named after one of a string of "shellmounds" constructed by the Ohlone tribe along the shore of San Francisco Bay before Europeans arrived

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    An image captured from Google Maps shows Mound Street at the red pin, approximately the area where the bones were found.

    Officials say humans bones found by a construction worker at a home in Northern California may be Native American.

    Alameda police Lt. Wayland Gee tells the East Bay Times the bones appear to belong to an adult and were discovered at the rear of an Alameda home, where workers have been building an addition.

    Gee says the remains were turned over to the coroner's bureau of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, which will investigate their origin.

    Mound Street, where the bones were found, is named after one of a string of "shellmounds" constructed by the Ohlone tribe along the shore of San Francisco Bay before Europeans arrived.

    When the mound was demolished in the early 1900s to build homes, workers reportedly found the remains of about 450 people.

    Any discovery of Native American human remains or culture resources should be notified to the county coronor who will make a report to the Native American Heritage Commission, according to the California Indian Legal Services.

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