Bones found by WA road crew historic remains

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OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) -- A coroner says human bones uncovered by a road construction crew on Washington's Whidbey Island are historic remains, and likely American Indian.

Oak Harbor City Engineer Eric Johnston says the crew was working on Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor when the bones were found Thursday. He says the road is roughly 100 years old.

Island County Coroner Robert Bishop determined the bones were historic and turned the case over to the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Johnston says the work site was locked down and was being monitored until state archaeologists could arrive. He says similar sites have been found around Whidbey Island over the years.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com