Bones uncovered at Oak Harbor are Native American
Monday, June 20, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- Officials say bones found last Thursday at an Oak Harbor construction site are from Native Americans who may have died more than 400 years ago.
Allyson Brooks with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation told KOMO Monday that the bones are from at least three people.
The construction project is on hold while the state and city consult with tribes to determine if the location was a burial site.
A state anthropologist, Guy Tasa, said last week there is a chance the bones were buried there before the 1700s.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/