Bones found in Duck River cave traced

Columbia, Tennessee (AP) 11-08

Officials have determined that bones found in a river cave are of prehistoric Native American origin.

An area resident stumbled upon the bones last spring in a Duck River cave.

Archaeologists with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation said the bones appear to be from the Woodland Period that would have dated back to 1000 B.C.-1000 A.D.

Officials said burial sites from that era can be found across Tennessee.

Columbia police had asked that the bones be examined. There were no artifacts with the bones.

 

 

 

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