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Bones Dating to Fremont Culture Found in Utah Yard

Friday, March 28, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—A father and a 14-year-old digging a trout pond in their backyard unearthed human remains just a foot below that surface that may date to the Fremont Culture, which inhabited the region from 700 to 1300 A.D. Archaeologists are coming to the site to sift through the dirt pile for the rest of the skeleton and any artifacts the teen may have missed. KUTV reports that the boy had found so many animal bones and hooves from large animals that he didn’t think skull and other bones could be human.