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Prehistoric human remains found along Hwy 99 (Harris County in Texas)
ABC News KTRK Channel 13 Houston ^ | July 26, 2012 | Deborah Wrigley

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ancientman; archaeology; archeology; godsgravesglyphs; harriscounty; houston

1 posted on 07/26/2012 4:53:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: SunkenCiv

PING!

2 posted on 07/26/2012 4:58:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They better study ‘em fast before the injuns file a lawsuit.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 5:00:31 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: a fool in paradise

If it can stop this governor’s quest for a toll road in every county, MORE POWER TO THEM. But it probably won’t...


5 posted on 07/26/2012 5:01:49 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Boogieman

When was the first Indian tribe established? Pre-history would be before recorded history.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 5:04:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise
NA. That term again. It bugs me. Some might say I get hung on semantics but there's really no such thing is "Native American." Everyone came from somewhere else.

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.

7 posted on 07/26/2012 5:17:42 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Who knew? Fred Flintstone was from Texas.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 5:42:06 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AZLiberty

I don’t know about Fred, but Alley Oop is.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 5:51:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“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.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Boogieman

I know, how dare people respect their dead, right?


11 posted on 07/26/2012 6:01:03 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Dysart
NA. That term again. It bugs me. Some might say I get hung on semantics but there's really no such thing is "Native American." Everyone came from somewhere else.

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.

12 posted on 07/26/2012 6:11:22 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: NativeSon
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

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.

13 posted on 07/26/2012 6:43:56 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: Dysart
I have no issue with territory lost in battle but the U.S. has spent my money and the lives of Americans to protect/defend/regain land lost by other people. When in comes down to upholding treaties made with American Indians, folks get all interested in ancient origins.

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.

14 posted on 07/26/2012 7:17:52 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: a fool in paradise; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks a fool in paradise.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


15 posted on 07/26/2012 8:35:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Dysart

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. :’)


16 posted on 07/26/2012 8:37:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ha That is all quite true; I can’t argue with your impeccable logic.


17 posted on 07/26/2012 8:59:38 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Jimmy Hoffa


18 posted on 07/26/2012 9:16:00 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: AZLiberty

and Perry Masonary dontcha know....


19 posted on 07/26/2012 9:29:02 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: NativeSon

Napoleon may have have he’ped establish byh territorial existaece here but I also got other homewright


20 posted on 07/26/2012 11:43:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: NativeSon

I AM native American

I was born here. I learned of traditions from here.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 11:48:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise
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" ?

22 posted on 07/27/2012 3:43:37 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh, man, it’s hard to catch a ride if you’re a hitch-hiker on Route 99 ...


23 posted on 07/27/2012 6:32:28 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: NativeSon

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?


24 posted on 07/27/2012 8:08:37 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile
to what end? for science/knowledge, it would be a good exercise but to many, including myself, it is not worth it.

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.

25 posted on 07/27/2012 8:36:21 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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