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Investigation continues into bones found at Diamond Point

September 5th, 2013 - 5:50am

(Diamond Point) - Authorities believe a Native American skeleton found last month at Diamond Point in Clallam County may be at least 200 years old, but could be a lot older.

The remains were found by a contractor who was backfilling a hole on a privately owned lot. The remains were found in the backfill material. Work on the site has been halted.

Investigative teams have come in this week to start sifting through more of the materials. That work is expected to continue for at least one more day.

State physical anthropologist Guy Tasa says the bones could even be thousands of years old. He says the remains found were not enough to determine the gender and age of the person, but features of the skull and teeth indicate the person was Native American.

Nine area tribes have been notified. The Jamsetown S'Klallam Tribe has been on scene assisting in the investigation.

Tasa says the remains will be taken to Olympia for further analysis and will be returned to the tribe for burial

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