OSCODA (WWJ/AP) - Officials say human remains found at the site of a road resurfacing project in Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula have been identified as being those of American Indians.
The Michigan Department of Transportation announced this week that the origin of the remains, as well as the associated artifacts, was confirmed by the Michigan State University Forensic Anthropology Laboratory. MDOT is consulting with American Indian tribes about what to do with the remains.
The finds were discovered in May during the reconstruction of US-23 in Oscoda, about 140 miles north of Detroit.
MDOT is now consulting with American Indian tribes about what to do with the remains.
Despite the finding, MDOT says the construction project continued on schedule.
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