Record-Setting Oklahoma Rains Lead To Discovery 1,000 Years In The Making

Record-Setting Oklahoma Rains Lead To Discovery 1,000 Years In The Making

Last week’s heavy rains led to an archaeological discovery in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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The Lawton Constitution reported Saturday that the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department was called to a piece of private land where a skeleton had been found exposed after heavy rain.

Officers, who were not immediately sure if the remains were crime-related, examined the skeleton and summoned help from archeologists at the University of Oklahoma.

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The two experts, Kent Buehler and Robert Brooks, determined that the remains had likely belonged to a 40-year-old man who died about 1,000 years ago. The individual was thought to have been Native American.

No cause of death was determined by the university archeologists, The Lawton Constitution reported.

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