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Human remains found in southeast Aurora could be a thousand years old

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 21:45:42-05

AURORA, Colo. – The bones found by a construction crew in southeast Aurora on Wednesday belonged to a man who could have lived in Colorado between one hundred and a thousand years ago, a spokesperson for the Aurora Police Department said Thursday.

The human remains were found by a construction crew digging in the area of E. Smoky Hill Parkway and S. Powhaton Rd. at around 10 a.m. Wednesday, but not much was known about the finding.

Authorities said on Thursday they determined the bones were of a man of Native American descent, “most likely over one hundred, if not one thousand, years old” with the help of the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office and the Office of the State Archaeologist.

A spokesman for the police department said the bones were turned over to the Colorado State Archaeologist, who will be continuing their examination into the bones.

It's unclear if the construction site would continue to be searched for additional remains.