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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 20, 2004 | J. William Gibson And Chester King, J. William Gibson is a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach and author of "Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America." Archeologist Chester King advises the National Park Service on Native American cultural resources.
Since last fall, archeologists employed by Playa Vista, the huge luxury housing development near Marina del Rey, have excavated more than 300 skeletons of Gabrielino-Tongva Indians, the indigenous people of Los Angeles, from the southwest corner of the Ballona Wetlands. Burial artifacts, mostly beads and other jewelry, were found with the bones. In addition, remnants of a village -- tools, arrowheads and eating utensils -- have been unearthed.
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.
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.
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.
June 15, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The Grateful Dead bought eight, Knotts Berry Farm ordered several. Doctors, medical schools, nursing schools, universities, research labs, high schools, anatomists, attorneys, physical therapists, athletic trainers and the entertainment industry buy them. All have purchased authentic plastic reproductions of life-sized human skeletons from Medical Plastics Laboratory, a life-sized plastic human skeleton factory, in existence 39 years in this Texas town 110 miles south of Ft. Worth.
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