PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Free Download of our eBook on Overcoating Bridges and Other Structures

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Discovery Befitting a Skeleton Crew

Friday, February 7, 2014

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

A well-preserved skeleton at least 2,000 years old has turned up under a Florida highway, found by construction crews digging a trench for a new water main.

Construction work stopped for three weeks while archaeologists removed the remains from Pine Island Road in Davie, FL.

Experts believe the skeleton belongs to a woman from the Tequesta Indian tribe, or possibly older, dating back to the late Archaic period.

Indian skeleton remains
Photos courtesy Archaeological and Historical Conservancy Inc.

The skeletal remains of a woman, believed to date back 2,000 years, were discovered in Florida when a construction crew started digging a trench. Out of respect and state law, images of the remains are not made public.

"We uncovered the remains of an Indian woman," Bob Carr, director of the Florida Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, told WPLG Local 10.

'There Are More Graves'

The skeleton was found in an area that was once part of the Pine Islands in the Florida Everglades. The islands have been inhabited for 5,000 years.

"Thousands of cars have passed over this every month, so it gives you an idea that even under a modern highway, there could be some archeological gem," Carr said.

"I can assure you there are more graves under Pine Island Road."

The five-foot-tall woman was believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. Other artifacts, like tools made out of deer bones, were also found with the skeleton, which was discovered Dec. 18.

The Toe Bone's Connected to the...

"To find a complete burial like this is pretty rare," Ryan Franklin, of the Florida Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, told NYDailyNews.com.

Florida Archaeological and Historical Conservancy

"I can assure you there are more graves under Pine Island Road," said Bob Carr, director of the Conservancy.

"We first found a toe bone, then followed it up into a foot and a leg and it just kept going from there. The whole skeleton was there with very little disturbance," Franklin said.

It took about a week for the team to uncover the entire body after discovering the toe, Franklin told ABCNews.com.

Carr told ABCNews.com that there was no evidence of trauma, so the woman's death was likely disease-related.

According to Franklin, other remains were found in a nearby area in the late 1980s.

Out of respect and state law, images of the skeleton have not been made public. The woman will be reburied at a secret burial ground donated by local Miccosukee and Seminole Indian tribes.

   

Tagged categories: Construction; Historic Preservation; Roads/Highways

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.
DUST-FREE SOLUTIONS For Lead Abatement

Tools operate at levels well below OSHA limits for hazardous material removal; meet SP11 specifications when required and low vibration tools increase productivity.


N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.


SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.


Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.


Seymour Midwest
Coating Application Tools & Supplies

Visit our “Where to Buy” site to find a local paint or tool supplier near you. Click here for a chance to win $500 of Tools & Supplies. 1(844)739-6687 Sales@SeymourMidwest.com


Easy-Kleen Pressure Systems Ltd.
HIGH PRESSURE HOT WATER/STEAM UNITS

3000 to 8000 PSI ALL IN ONE: Water tank, reels and unit enclosed in an industrial skid frame. Call Today and ask about the Fill & Play Series 1-800-315-5533


Carlisle Fluid Technologies
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit binks.com for more information.


Detail Masters
Overspray Removal

We offer professional, turnkey service and unparalleled quality!
Our process can save hundreds— even thousands of dollars. It's fast, environmentally safe and 100% guaranteed.


SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches

Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2016, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com