Skip to comments.Prehistoric human remains found along Hwy 99 (Harris County in Texas)
Posted on 07/26/2012 4:53:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
Work crews clearing the land for the Grand Parkway expansion have made a surprising discovery -- human remains which are being described as 'prehistoric.' The remains were found in the stretch of land known as Grand Parkway segment E.
The Grand Parkway segment between I-10 and Highway 290 has been under construction for nearly a year. Last month, in advance of bulldozers moving in, a state archeologist working on the project found something not unexpected for those who seek out the past -- a handful of bones dating back to prehistory.
"I know it's a rare find, but knowing this area is historically occupied, they knew there was a chance of finding something, which is why they started in this whole area," explained TxDOT spokesperson Karen Ochon.
...The find consists of four pieces of bone. It's unknown if they are from one person or several.
It may be the oldest remains discovered in Harris County from 3,000 to 5,000 years old. The Gulf Coast, though, has documented the presence of ancient Native Americans.
..."They're hunting when the hunting is good. They're collecting shellfish when the season is good for that. They're just moving all up and down the Texas coast."
The bone fragments remain at the undisclosed site, awaiting approval to remove them. What the state is trying to do is have the bones exhumed and stored in a safe place, then possibly even re-interred, so that construction can continue.
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They better study ‘em fast before the injuns file a lawsuit.
Just another Illegal Alien who had just waded across to Rio Grande in the Texas heat on his way to Houston to take the good jobs away from Real Americans.
If it can stop this governor’s quest for a toll road in every county, MORE POWER TO THEM. But it probably won’t...
When was the first Indian tribe established? Pre-history would be before recorded history.
And Leftists are not Liberals, despite their appropriation of the term it's so much doublespeak.
As for the find, cool. They should keep looking for artifacts and scare up the goods on our hero and his ways. This is an area that's rich in discoveries just waiting to be made along the coastal area.
Who knew? Fred Flintstone was from Texas.
I don’t know about Fred, but Alley Oop is.
“It may be the oldest remains discovered in Harris County from 3,000 to 5,000 years old.”
They were only 2,500-4,500 when Álvar Núñez took a dump on top of them during his wanderings.
I know, how dare people respect their dead, right?
I prefer "American Indian" AI if tribal affiliation is unknown but as for why? Well, if you're born in America, you're a Native American and
Do you call Canadians, Canadians or those people that live their now? How about that entire Middle east mess, go tell the Israelis that that's not their home, they came somewhere else.
I, as Dine, believe that we originated here, our land, the Dinetah, in the beginning.
But the AI is used to ascribe origin or indigenousness of a people. They would have us believe they didn't originate elsewhere and, of course, that they have claim over the land. They had it in part, but lost it in warfare. Territorial claims have always been fluid all over the world. Besides there were arguably others not related to them here long before-- making them late to the party.
But I understand your point, and it's technically correct on one level.
and as far as "late to the game", many tribes have been in the same lands for many centuries and have been there continuously long enough to rival any other nation.
We were here, been here and plan on staying. There is no "going to visit our homeland or holy-land " for us, we live in our holy-land, we were born here and we shall die here like those before us.
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Thanks a fool in paradise.
Anyone born here is a native American. No one born prior to Amerigo Vespucci’s stroke of luck (getting two continents named after him) can be considered a native American. :’)
Ha That is all quite true; I can’t argue with your impeccable logic.
and Perry Masonary dontcha know....
Napoleon may have have he’ped establish byh territorial existaece here but I also got other homewright
I AM native American
I was born here. I learned of traditions from here.
exactly. It is also funny trying to explaining hyphenated - American "rules" to foreigners. Ever hear an HR toady refer to a black European as an "African American" ?
Oh, man, it’s hard to catch a ride if you’re a hitch-hiker on Route 99 ...
But can any currently existing Indian tribes actually link their own culture to an skeleton that belonged to an unknown one that existed many millenia ago?
The dead should be left alone, no matter "how dead". Laws/Treaties have been established to protect AI burial sites, remains and artifacts - leave them be.
I may not hold Christian beliefs and follow Christianity but I respect them and would not knowingly violate their customs.
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