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Ontario couple finds 400-year-old skeleton, gets $5,000 bill
Yahoo! News ^ | 6/17/13 | William Holt

Posted on 06/17/2013 12:16:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A Canadian couple who recently stumbled upon a 400-year-old skeleton is now saddled with a $5,000 bill, the Star reports.

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Ontario police, who cordoned off the area, called up forensic anthropologist Michael Spence to examine the site. Spence told the Star that the skeleton is likely that of a 24-year-old aboriginal woman who died in the late 1500s or early 1600s. Spence then contacted the Registrar of Cemeteries, which told Sauve that she and Campbell would have to hire an archeologist to examine the rest of the backyard—at their expense.

According to the Star, property owners are legally responsible to pay for such an assessment "if human remains are found on their land."

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“This is awful,” said Sauve. “God forbid you have a murder victim, and you cover them up.”

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TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: canada; godsgravesglyphs; napl; ontario
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Shoot, shovel, and shut up?
1 posted on 06/17/2013 12:16:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; ...
"Hi! I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you!"


2 posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ROFL Exactly since no shooting occur just skip to Shovel and Shut Up.


3 posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:20 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bones? What bones?


4 posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:28 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Of course, since the skeleton has been there for 400 years already, there would be no hurry to examine the rest of the yard. Probably some time in the next century should be soon enough.


5 posted on 06/17/2013 12:20:04 PM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
the skeleton is likely that of a 24-year-old aboriginal woman
24 years old ... really? Not 20 or 25 or early 20s or mid 20s?
WTF did they count, tree bone rings?
6 posted on 06/17/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They’ll end up on some burial ground after all this is over. They might as well walk away from the house right now.


7 posted on 06/17/2013 12:21:18 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: LOC1
*chuckle* What's Canadian for mañana?
8 posted on 06/17/2013 12:21:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

But yet if you find ancient gold the government will take it without compensation for the national “historic” record...


9 posted on 06/17/2013 12:23:39 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Slings and Arrows
It that was my yard there would have been a really happy dog in that neighborhood. I'd have rubbed the bones with bacon grease and set it out by the road.
10 posted on 06/17/2013 12:24:56 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

*IF that was my yard..


11 posted on 06/17/2013 12:25:48 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"A Canadian couple who recently stumbled upon a 400-year-old skeleton is now saddled with a $5,000 bill, the Star reports."

Good to know. If this happens again move the bones to a government dig and stumble away....

12 posted on 06/17/2013 12:26:13 PM PDT by Average Al ( Our founder fathers never knew we could fail due to a Techtatorship.)
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To: Beagle8U

“I’d have rubbed the bones with bacon grease and set it out by the road.”

The only thing to have made it better would be if bones were from a person of a certain middle eastern faith.


13 posted on 06/17/2013 12:27:11 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Squawk 8888

And the hits just keep on coming from the crazy people in the attic!


14 posted on 06/17/2013 12:27:27 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Beagle8U

If that was my yard, I’d charge $10.00 to rent a shovel and offer up the experience of bone hunting. Set up a hot dog cart, sell ice cream, print up some t shirts and useless trinkets. It would get dug up and I’d make some money at the same time.


15 posted on 06/17/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: henkster
Either way you know the dog would drag it home and bury in his owner’s yard. That would teach them for letting him run loose.
16 posted on 06/17/2013 12:30:51 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: 2banana
But yet if you find ancient gold the government will take it without compensation for the national “historic” record...

I've already decided that if I find anything of value on my land or in my house, it's mine.

Since there have been so many previous owners, no telling whose it is, and the last owner was such a gold digger, she'd likely lie about it anyway just to get it.

Nope, came with the property. I don't know anything.

17 posted on 06/17/2013 12:31:57 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Average Al

A bit after we moved into our new house I was cleaning out the back yard and uncovered a very large bone. Took it to the vet and said it was a dog’s femur. From a very large dog. Thank goodness! (And now I know better!)


18 posted on 06/17/2013 12:34:05 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: henkster
Bones? What bones?

EXACTLY!

I've been in construction a long time. We have dug up a lot of things in mass excavations. There is an unmentioned understanding on a commercial construction site. We don't find bones, fossils or artifacts. We have found Model A wheels and tires, soap dish clay bricks, part of an old pisol, a house, part of a boat, etc.

We don't find bones, of any species, ever, no matter what.

19 posted on 06/17/2013 12:36:24 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: 2banana
But yet if you find ancient gold the government will take it without compensation for the national “historic” record...

Ancient Gold, huh?

I recommend a don't ask don't tell policy should you find any "ancient gold". Now if you find fresh gold, by all means, run to the EPA, media, etc. I'm sure the government is not as interested in the newer stuff. :o)

20 posted on 06/17/2013 12:38:54 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: Tenacious 1

I also worked commercial construction back in the late 70’s when it was a different time. But I would guess if I reported bones to my foreman, he would have said “I’ll take care of it.”


21 posted on 06/17/2013 12:39:20 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: 21twelve
"A bit after we moved into our new house I was cleaning out the back yard and uncovered a very large bone. Took it to the vet and said it was a dog’s femur. From a very large dog. Thank goodness! (And now I know better!)"

We had some friends bury a dog in their backyard. I was thinking it would raise the same issue for a future owner since it wasn't that big a yard. I think many cities don't allow residents to do that for this very reason.

22 posted on 06/17/2013 12:42:42 PM PDT by Average Al ( Our founder fathers never knew we could fail due to a Techtatorship.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
likely that of a 24-year-old aboriginal woman who died in the late 1500s or early 1600s.

Claim some Indian blood, declare the site "sacred" and that no white man should disturb the place - or let local Indians come and relocate her bones - like they tried to do with the Caucasian Kennewick Man.

23 posted on 06/17/2013 12:42:59 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

24 posted on 06/17/2013 12:43:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Tenacious 1

On the pipeline crew in SO CA. We dug up a Ancient Whale.
The job was shut down for 6 mos while the twelve bones were gently removed!


25 posted on 06/17/2013 12:45:22 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: henkster
I also worked commercial construction back in the late 70’s when it was a different time. But I would guess if I reported bones to my foreman, he would have said “I’ll take care of it.”

LOL... "Obviously they weren't buried deep enough the first time, I'll take care of it."

On a site in Northern CA in 1998, there was some concern that an endangered bird could or may be nesting in the field that was to be the site of a new Tech Research building. The first order of business was to clear the entire property of vegetation (before design was complete). Someone showed up two weeks later to inspect the property for endangered species. They found none.

26 posted on 06/17/2013 12:46:29 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: 2banana
But yet if you find ancient gold the government will take it without compensation for the national “historic” record...

In which case, the logical response is to take the gold artifact and melt it down

27 posted on 06/17/2013 12:51:48 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One can only imagine if they found a vein of gold running through the yard instead.


28 posted on 06/17/2013 12:51:54 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: Average Al

Better yet, move the bones to the grounds of a government building.


29 posted on 06/17/2013 12:54:37 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

30 posted on 06/17/2013 12:55:44 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: PapaBear3625
Of course it is. And the logical response to finding an endangered species on your property is to kill it and bury it.

Government does not understand the consequences of their actions.

In which case, the logical response is to take the gold artifact and melt it down

31 posted on 06/17/2013 12:59:58 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: oblomov
"Better yet, move the bones to the grounds of a government building."

The local DA's yard.

32 posted on 06/17/2013 1:00:25 PM PDT by Average Al ( Our founder fathers never knew we could fail due to a Techtatorship.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would have buried it deeper and not said one word about it.


33 posted on 06/17/2013 1:02:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: headsonpikes

34 posted on 06/17/2013 1:03:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Daffynition

And I thought I had trouble finding shoes that fit...


35 posted on 06/17/2013 1:05:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Secret Agent Man

That seems to be the consensus.


36 posted on 06/17/2013 1:07:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Patriot Babe
ROFL Exactly since no shooting occur just skip to Shovel and Shut Up.

Better do this to be sure:

The Sopranos Breaking Bones

37 posted on 06/17/2013 1:07:55 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: Slings and Arrows

What they should do is have a title search run. If there is no title going back that far, I’d suggest to the Crown that the State owes reparations for confiscation of property to the original owner who by as stated by experts have been residing there since 1500.

Or as Legal Guardians of the remains sue the State for selling of a Sacrid Burial Grounds.


38 posted on 06/17/2013 1:18:22 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: SunkenCiv

digging PING


39 posted on 06/17/2013 1:20:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: oh8eleven
Drivers license, she was an undocmentneted worker after all...
40 posted on 06/17/2013 1:21:02 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: VRWCarea51

Interesting...


41 posted on 06/17/2013 1:22:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Betty Jane
Actually they ought to ofter their yard up for some college arachaeology class.

Let them dig the bones up for college credit.

42 posted on 06/17/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT by mware
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shovel up, shovel back down and shut up.


43 posted on 06/17/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: mware
Oh, no you don't want that. Just ask Hank Hill what happened when Peggy found a supposed Native American artifact and the college tore up his immaculate yard.
44 posted on 06/17/2013 2:15:15 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: LOC1

Neah.
They have to hire an archeologist so that he can make a report that will determine if the state needs to seize the rest of their property as an archeological site.


45 posted on 06/17/2013 2:29:10 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it gettingthe so hot?)
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To: oh8eleven
24 years old ... really? Not 20 or 25 or early 20s or mid 20s?

She was found with her perfectly-preserved birthday cake with 24 candles. Frosting spelled out Happy Birthday, Ugg.

46 posted on 06/17/2013 2:44:37 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Slings and Arrows.

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


47 posted on 06/17/2013 3:35:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just like in Medieval times, when a person found a body, depending on the circumstances, they may be required to pay a finder’s fee.


48 posted on 06/17/2013 3:47:43 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SunkenCiv

So, best case scenario is that his back yard will be dug up and he’ll have to replant. Worst case scenario is they will say he is on a sacred Indian burial ground and evict him from his own home?


49 posted on 06/17/2013 3:51:25 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: oh8eleven
WTF did they count, tree bone rings?

No. They looked at her pelvis.

Look for the pubic symphysis, which is the joint located in the pelvis. The older the person at death, the more pitted and craggy these bones will be. Forensic anthropologists will compare this against a database of standard markers to learn the age of the skeleton.

pbs.org

50 posted on 06/17/2013 3:54:16 PM PDT by Daaave ('Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones.')
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