Archaeologists have found human bones at the site of the new multi-use complex being built in Alice, and project leaders believe they may have found an ancient burial ground.
The bones were found April 3 by archeologists who were doing a survey of the location. They have since been removed from the location and are being protected by an archeologist. The archeologist said he does not know how old the bones are, and he doesn't even know how old the site is.
Archeologists have also found some spearheads and arrowheads at the site.
"It was very lucky where we found them, and it did not require us to have to move buildings or any of the proposed improvements," said John Michael of Naismith Engineering. "It was actually located in what was going to be a park setting between the aquatic center and a lake that we're building down there."
The goal is to bring the bones back to the site and set up some sort of memorial that will honor and celebrate the discovery, which the City says is of a historical significance.
Kiii News Reporter Mike DaSilva went Live from Alice with more details.
Photos courtesy of Alice Echo News.