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January 23, 1991
Authorities have called in an anthropologist to help identify a set of human bones found Monday by hikers in Griffith Park. Los Angeles Police Detective Loren Zimmerman said the bones were discovered by boys hiking in an area above Fern Dell Drive. Ralph McKay, 14, and his brother Carlos, 11, found what their companion, Alex Eapen, 15, identified as a human jawbone. Zimmerman said Eapen believed it could be identified because some teeth were still intact.
May 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
As a truck loaded with the bones of their ancestors made its way from Massachusetts to New Mexico, more than 200 Pueblo Indians were walking 80 miles to be at the Pecos National Historic Park, near Santa Fe, when it arrives. The Indians were using the route their ancestors took 160 years ago. Harvard University handed over the remains this week.
July 12, 1995
A maintenance worker found human bones behind a motel Tuesday morning, but investigators said it will take some time to identify the corpse. The skeletal remains were found about 9:45 a.m. in a field behind the motel in the 27400 block of Tourney Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Benita Nichol said. Investigators could not initially determine the sex of the skeleton, nor how long it had been there, she said.
May 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Human bones were found Tuesday on the property of a nursery at 5423 Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said. The skeletal remains were discovered in a pit about 1:50 p.m., authorities said, and homicide detectives were sent to investigate. It was not known how old the remains were, or if they were those of a man or woman.
July 10, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
An international team of archaeologists have discovered that two mummies found on an island off the coast of Scotland are, like Dr. Frankenstein's monster, composed of body parts from several different humans. The mummified remains, as much as 3,500 years old, suggest that the first residents of the island of South Uist in the Hebrides had some previously unsuspected burial practices. The West Coast of South Uist was densely populated from around 2000 BC until the end of the Viking period around AD 1300.
May 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The discovery of bones heralded as a new, hobbit-like human species may turn out to have been the remains of a human suffering from a genetic illness, according to researchers. Robert D. Martin of the Field Museum in Chicago and coauthors wrote in Friday's issue of the journal Science that the fossil of Homo floresiensis appears to be a modern human with microencephaly, a disorder that results in a small brain and other defects.
November 15, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Months of detailed work by a Riverside County deputy coroner resulted in a sort of tragic success Tuesday when scattered bones found in a remote canyon were identified as those of a 7-year-old San Diego girl missing for 15 months. Alan Kunzman insisted on literally sifting the dirt that finally led to the discovery of teeth that were key to identifying the victim.
June 19, 2011 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Cow bones, car parts and old toggle buttons don't sound like the most glamorous materials to use in jewelry. But some designers are managing to turn such found and throw-away objects into chic and versatile pieces, proving that with good design, repurposed everyday items can look as beautiful as precious stones and metals. Case in point: L.A-based design duo Amy Walker and Maxandra Short, who formed their jewelry line Kora in 2008 after Walker spent time working for a nonprofit group in Rwanda.
January 16, 1999 | Associated Press
Centuries-old sacred bone fragments and the reliquary box in which they were displayed have disappeared from a Greek Orthodox Church. The pebble-sized fragments date from the 3rd and 4th centuries. "These are very highly venerated," said the Rev. Philip Armstrong, priest of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. "The relics of saints are considered to be sources for healings, for answered prayers and for the blessing of premises. It is really a grave loss spiritually to us."
The Department of Defense acknowledged Friday that bones claimed by the Vietnamese government to be remains of Air Force Col. John L. Robertson were "non-human mammal remains." But as he confirmed statements made by Robertson's family, Cmdr. Ned Lundquist, a Pentagon spokesman who specializes in POW-MIA affairs, said military researchers still believe the flier was killed when his F-4C crashed nearly 25 years ago in North Vietnam.
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