4 Skeletons Unearthed in Ancient City


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4 Skeletons Unearthed in Ancient City
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Wakeman House (Progress Photographs, Book No. 3)
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The Florida Times-Union
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Folder: Florida State Building


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Saint Augustine (Fla.)
1 Aviles Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Wakeman House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Florida Heritage House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
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North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 1 Aviles Street
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University of Florida
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By Staff
ST. AUGUSTINE, Oct. 27Skulls and other .bones of about four skeletons were uncovered here today by workmen who are razing buildings in the downtown area for construction of a state exhibition center.
The bones were found in a shallow trench at the site where the Bernstein Building was razed at the corner of Aviles and K i n g streets.
Robert Steinbach, archeologist for the St. Augustine Restoration Commission, inspected the bones and said they probably were the remains of Indians who died during the -early Spanish occupation of the city.
Steinbach said a Spanish hospital once stood near the site. The Indians probably died in the hospital and were buried in a shallow grave nearby, he said. "Of course," he said, "this is pure supposition on my part. We plan a more detailed investigation."
The bones were left w~6re they were discovered and-police were requested to maintain a'check on the area tonight. to make cer-^ tain the bones are not moved.