Monterey: Skeleton found on job site is more than 4,000 years old

By Phillip Molnar, Monterey Herald POSTED:   06/30/2015 09:51:29 AM PDT0 COMMENTS| UPDATED:   10 DAYS AGO

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Monterey – The mysterious male skeleton found on a Monterey job site last month is 4,080 years old, testing has revealed. The age solidifies early assumptions he was Native American, significantly predating European contact.

 The skeleton’s age did not surprise the local Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation.

“What can we say? These are our ancestors and we know they’ve been here for longer than the 4,000 years,” chairwoman Louise Miranda Ramirez said.

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