- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Officials with the Montana Burial Preservation Board say skeletal remains found along the Smith River in Cascade County are at least 200 years old and could be many thousands of years old.

A landowner contacted the sheriff’s department Monday afternoon after finding a skull about 19 miles south of Ulm.

Burial Preservation Board chairwoman Ruthann Knudson, who is a paleontologist, says the skull and additional remains found on Tuesday are likely those of an indigenous woman, possibly in her 30s.

The Burial Preservation Board will decide what to do with the remains.

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