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2 September 2006
Low water level reveals prehistoric skeleton in Texas

Austin Archeologists say a prehistoric skeleton and campsite discovered on the muddy shore of Lake Travis (Texas, USA) could be between 700 and two-thousand years old. A crew  excavated the nearly intact skeleton so that it can be donated to the University of Texas for further study.
     David Houston, of Austin, came across the skeleton earlier this month when he pulled his personal watercraft onto the shore and saw a jawbone, teeth and a forearm in the clay soil. Members of the archaeology team that unearthed the skeleton said they also found flat rocks that could have been used to grind food. The camp had been submerged by the lake, which was created in 1941, but declining lake levels revealed the site.

Sources: Austin American-Stateman, KLTV (28 August 2006)

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