Human bones found at Lake George construction site

February 08, 2019 04:27 PM

LAKE GEORGE - Human bones have been discovered at a construction site in Lake George. However, not everyone is shocked by the discovery.

The bones were found at the construction site on Courtland Street on Thursday and the excavation was shut down immediately.

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Archaeologists and police were working Friday to begin piecing together the beginning of what is likely a centuries-old mystery.

A fully intact skull, leg bones and several small fragments are among those unearthed.

Archaeologists say it is a full grown adult, likely a male. Definitely a European American.

It's not surprising says Dr. David Starbuck, an archaeologist, because of the proximity to Fort William Henry and Lake George's rich French and Indian War history.

"What we found were very scattered bones and Lake George is like that. There's so much history here and I suspect there could easily be hundreds of unmarked graves in this town, but if you find human remains, you stop immediately, you stop all construction," explained Starbuck.

Dr. Starbuck says unless they find remains of another human body soon, they will wrap up this project. He says he's asked Fort William Henry if they will hold a reburial of the bones sometime in the future.


Mark Mulholland

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