- Parent Category: Culture, Education & Sports
- Category: Archeology, Artifacts and Ancestors
- Published: 12 July 2011
Great Bend, Kansas (AP) July 2011
The Barton County Sheriffs Office says a partial human skull found in December is that of an American Indian male who probably died before 1900.
The Great Bend Tribune reports a forensic anthropologist in Manhattan determined the remains were those of a man 35 to 45 years old, if not older.
Undersheriff Larry Holliday says the report didnt pinpoint the period in which the man lived, but there was no modern dental work.
The skull was found Dec. 26 by duck hunters. It was missing the lower jaw and had only three teeth in the upper jaw.
The Sheriffs Office says the skull will be sent to the Kansas State Historical Societys Unmarked Burial Sites Board.