As long as people keep building new houses or businesses in previously undeveloped areas, there will be business for Missouri’s Unmarked Human Burial Consultation Committee. That’s a state group called in to superintend the removal of bones from forgotten burials. State historic sites director Doug Eiken says limited scientific testing is done on the bones. They try to identify, by inspection, whether the remains are Native American. They also record a description of the length and sizes of the bones. He says the committee tries to locate a tribe descendent from the person whose remains are found, if it’s a Native American burial.
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