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Investigation now complete of human skull found at new home site 

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Journal Staff

The archeological investigation of a human skull unearthed in May at a home construction site is now complete.

Archaeological Services Inc. did the fieldwork at the Colborne Road property where the skull was discovered during construction of a new home just north of Lakeshore Road.

Excavation by hand and soil screening within a two-metre radius of the find produced two additional bone fragments, which were later confirmed to be part of the skull.

It was also determined to be an irregular burial site with no further investigation necessary, City Hall said.

Throughout the process, city staff provided updates to Aamjiwnaang, Walpole Island and the Kettle and Stony Point First Nations.

Kettle and Stony Point requested a monitor be present during the fieldwork and billed the city for the cost.

The total cost of the archaeological investigation was $26,656.

The Registrar of Burial Sites and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Sport is currently reviewing the report.

The landowner has been asked not to back fill the excavation until the Registrar approves the report.

Police released the remains to Aamjiwnaang and they were interred according to traditional protocols.

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