Prehistoric Remains Found On Arizona Golf Course

A golf course maintenance crew in Arizona has unearthed human remains from a prehistoric era.

The discovery was made by workers installing underground water pipes at Kino Springs Golf Course, which is about 70 miles south of Tucson. Believing the remains were the result of foul play, the startled crew contacted the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office, which subsequently had the bones examined by the Pima County Medical Examiner, a sheriff's spokesman says.

It turns out the remains are actually from someone who lived in the Santa Cruz River Valley at least 12,000 years ago, according to the medical examiner.

“They were able to determine that the remains were prehistoric, so at this point the case is going to be referred to the Arizona Historical Museum,” Sgt. Santiago Gonzales said.

The golf course is now considered one of 4,000 prehistoric sites within the Santa Cruz River Valley, which is thought to be one of the longest inhabited regions in North America!

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