Bones, believed to be ancient remains, will be examined by anthropologist
BY RHETT MORGAN World Staff Writer
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4/12/12 at 2:47 PM
Remains discovered Sunday in Mayes County and believed to be ancient are scheduled to be examined today by an anthropologist, the state Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Angela Berg, an anthropologist who works through the ME’s Office, will perform the examination of teeth and part of a mandible (jawbone), ME spokeswoman Amy Elliott said.
It is unclear how long the analysis will take, she said.
Berg couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.
Fishermen found the remains Sunday evening on the banks of the Grand River, about three miles south of Langley, Elliott said.
The men contacted the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office, which called the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA), GRDA spokesman Justin Alberty said.
The remains were found on private property that falls within the project boundary of the GRDA Markham Ferry Project (Robert S. Kerr Dam).
GRDA officials are protecting the site, Alberty said.