Prehistoric human remains unearthed by Arizona golf course maintenance crew

August 30, 2019

The maintenance crew at an Arizona golf course was installing water pipes on Tuesday when it unearthed a startling discovery: prehistoric human remains.

Workers at Kino Springs Golf Course, 70 miles south of Tucson near the Mexico border, contacted the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office, who took photos of the bones, according to a report in the area newspaper, Nogales International. Those images were sent to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, who determined the remains were prehistoric. The Arizona Historical Museum is investigating further.

An article published by the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center asserts that the Santa Cruz River Valley, which encompasses an area stretching from northern Sonora, Mexico, over 180 miles north into Arizona, is one of North America’s longest inhabited regions, with evidence of human population spanning back more than 12,000 years.

More than 4,000 prehistoric sites have been identified, according to the article, and now, thanks to Kino Springs Golf Course, there’s one more.

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