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NEWS
November 8, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Archeologists excavating the sunken ship of the French explorer La Salle found a 300-year-old human skeleton in the wreckage and think there may be many more. The skeleton was found last week in Matagorda Bay, 80 miles southwest of Houston, as archeologists worked to recover the remains of the Belle, the ship belonging to the explorer who traveled the Mississippi River and named the land around it Louisiana.
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SCIENCE
January 17, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
French scientists have found the first complete skeleton of a lion in a tomb in the Nile valley -- a discovery they say confirms the lion's sacred status in ancient Egypt. The adult male skeleton that was buried about 2,000 years ago was unearthed at Saqqara. It was near the entrance to the tomb of King Tutankhamen's wet nurse, they reported in the Jan. 15 issue of Nature.
SCIENCE
February 5, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Church of England has agreed to allow researchers using radar to look beneath two churches for remains that could determine whether a skeleton found at the Jamestown settlement in Virginia is that of one of the colony's founders, scientists said Monday. Scientists who excavated the site of a 400-year-old fort at Jamestown want to know if the skeleton discovered in 2003 is that of Bartholomew Gosnold, captain of one of the three ships that carried settlers from England.
NEWS
June 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The judge deciding the fate of a 9,300-year-old skeleton known as "Kennewick Man" said he had "very serious concerns" over the Interior secretary's decision last year awarding the remains to Indian tribes. U.S. Magistrate John Jelderks in Portland also expressed frustration at not having a story in the oral traditions of the tribes that would identify the remains of what they call "the Ancient One" as an ancestor.
NEWS
June 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. military experts will travel to Malaysia soon to find out if a collection of skeletons--said to be remains of American servicemen killed in Vietnam--are indeed those of humans, a Pentagon spokesman said in Washington. The remains and 28 U.S. Army identification tags were found on a boat carrying nine Vietnamese men that landed Monday in a southeastern coastal village in Malaysia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1996
Police on Friday found two caskets reported stolen from a mortuary as they continued to investigate the separate discovery of two skeletons and cremated remains found at the home of the business's former employee. A witness led investigators Friday to a Santa Ana home, where two caskets reported stolen from an Anaheim mortuary were located, Police Sgt. Pattie Wasielewski said. Police did not reveal who lives at the home.
SCIENCE
September 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Divers investigating underwater caves near the Caribbean coast of Mexico have discovered what appears to be one of the oldest human skeletons in the Americas, archeologists said this week. A team from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History discovered at least three skeletons in caves off the Yucatan Peninsula in 2001 and 2002.
NATIONAL
June 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
After nearly a decade of court battles, scientists plan to begin studying the 9,300-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man. Scientists plan to examine the bones at the University of Washington's Burke Museum in Seattle next week. Four Northwest Indian tribes opposed the study, claiming the skeleton could be an ancestor who should be buried. It is one of the oldest and most complete skeletons found on the continent.
NEWS
February 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Contractors installing duct work Tuesday found a suitcase containing the skeleton of a baby who apparently died more than 20 years ago, police said. The suitcase was in the attic of a two-story house in a well-to-do neighborhood of northwest Washington. "When they attempted to remove it, the suitcase basically came apart in their hands," police Lt. Josiah M. Eaves said. He added that the blue suitcase appeared to be more than 30 years old.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1995
A decapitated skeleton found in the desert this week has been positively identified as the remains of Lawrence Kuhn, an 83-year-old rancher who disappeared in 1993, authorities said. Ed and Melody Simpson of Woodlake in Northern California found the sitting skeleton while hiking through the desert near Lancaster on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities immediately suspected that the remains, which were clothed and propped up against a bush, were Kuhn's.
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