2,000-year-old mummy found in northwestern Indiana

2,000-year-old mummy found in northwestern Indiana

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Topographic studies have revealed a mummy that might be 2,000 years old at the Singleton Stone quarry, south of Lake County (Illinois). Archaeologists will investigate whether they have found a burial place of native americans.

A team of archaeologists who moved to the site have found what appear to be the remains of a human mummy that had been there for hundreds of years.

«They say the mummy may be between 500 and 2,000 years old«Reported Lake County Sheriff John Buncich. «They have been able to distinguish a head and a torso. It could be a Native American burial«.

The archaeologists who found the remains have been hired by Cardno Environmental Consultation Co. to search for prehistoric objects in the place.

The Sheriff's Office and the Coroner's Office came to the scene and quickly observed that the remains probably didn't have to be a crime scene. “I contacted Dr. Krista Latham and Dr. Stephen Nawrocki, the two forensic scientists specializing in anthropology at the University of Indianapolis, and they have stated that the findings appear to be prior to 1940, therefore it is not a case for the coroner's office “Coroner Merrilee Frey explained.

«The remains found at the site are human remains, but the age of the mummy is still unknown, Cardno archaeologists have exposed«.

The state department of archeology, which is part of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is currently in charge of the investigation, Frey reported. Even if a crime had been committed, it was probably hundreds of years ago, Buncich said..

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