- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have determined that bones uncovered in the backyard of a Mitchell home came from animals and not people.

Construction workers building an addition to the home discovered about 20 bones on Thursday. The Daily Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1s7LFgp ) that police and State Historical Society officials determined that they came from cows or pigs.

The officials were called in to ensure the bones weren’t tied to some nearby American Indian burial sites.

Archaeologist David Holst with the State Archaeological Research Center says the facility will still analyze the animal bones to learn more about them.

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Information from: The Daily Republic, http://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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