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March 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Bones discovered along Columbia ‘of an archaeological nature’

The bones found along the Columbia River at Crescent Bar in Grant County Tuesday afternoon are old enough to be considered “of an archaeological nature,” the Grant County Coroner’s Office determined Wednesday.

Detectives are not sure how long the bones had been there, but it’s possible they are of a Native American or an early settler, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The remains were released to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, as per Washington state law.

A resident walking along the river discovered the bones in an area that is typically underwater but is now exposed because of the drawback of the river to relive pressure on the Wanapum Dam.

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