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S AUGUSTIN E, Oct. A "They probably died from an Steinbach doesn't think the spectators. "That's another probpeculiar thing happened to ar- epidemic or they may have been area was an old graveyard. The lem said Steinbach, "having to chaeologist Robert Steinbach while killed in a skirmish with the bodies would have been -buried he was digging in the downtown Spaniards. The bodies were bur- systematically, side by side, he listen to all those jokes about area of St. Augustine. ied without much preparation. pointed out. Also, he said, there the bones." He was searching for the foin would 'have been some artifacts dations of an old Spanish home along with the bodies. but all he could find was.human If Steinbach weren't an archaebones about two dozen skele- ologist he could toss the bones tons by his latest count this in a box and forget about them. afternoon. The first boes were But finding the bones has infound yesterday. creased his duties. The area where Steinbach is He said the bones would be digging was the sit of the old removed carefully with particles
King Street betwn Charlotte graphed. The skeleton material and Aviles street). The building will be hardened with a chemwas torn d ast month for ical and then cleaned and put construction state exhibition back together.e said would center or thi ity Is 400th ann- request assistance fro the deversa elebption next year. partment of li:hv 16kat FlorI' nobones all Over the ida StateUier hich has plae 'mented Steinbach as the equipment this work. he d the dirt from another "Onceh ne," he said, hu kull wth whisk we i liable to determine brooy their age, size, sex and race.
ach thia they are the The skeletons will provide us
of Indians. "hey 1 k with a little more information
tt Indian, to lie'e said.
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ones in the pat.nter question bltSteinach vehured an answer.
"They probably died during
the early days of Stf Augustine
in the 16th century," he said.
"Charlotte Street has been here a
long time and they would have
Steinbach Dusts Off Skulls Found in St. Augustine