Archaeologist finds old bones in Florida recreation area





A University of Florida archaeologist found centuries-old bones this week during a dig in northeastern Florida, authorities said.

The human remains, estimated to be between 500 and 700 years old, were found Monday during a excavation at Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area in Ocala National Forest, about 30 miles south of Palatka, according to Jenifer Lowe with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Asa Randall, a senior archaeologist with the University of Florida, based his estimate on the depth of the burial site and the type of soil in which the remains were found, Lowe told CNN.

"The limestone the bones were found in had been in place for at least 500 years," she said. The discovery site was 3 1/2 feet deep and 2 feet wide, she added....


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