5,000-Year-Old Bones Found In Florida

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A manmade lake project in Brevard County is on hold again, this time after experts say ancient remains were discovered in the lake bed.

Workers on the project found bones and teeth fragments in April in Malabar in an area that was set to be flooded to create Lake Lawton. The human remains have been reburied. Thousands of other items including fish hooks and tools believed to be fashioned by American Indians from bones have been sent to a laboratory.

Experts believe the bones and artifacts could be as much as 5,000-years-old.

Work has halted at the site while Federal officials work with the Seminole and Miccosukee Native American tribes to determine the next step.

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