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Construction workers find human remains

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Workers at a southwestern Illinois construction site have discovered human bones believed to be hundreds of years old.

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Workers digging a foundation for new houses in Collinsville on Friday, found several human bones.

Collinsville Police spokesman Tom Coppotelli says a jawbone found by workers was worn down.

Archaeologist Bill Iseminger is a site manager for Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, which is nearby. He says there is a piece of pottery that appears to be 800 to 900 years old and the found bones could be the same age.

Construction on the site has been stopped and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency plans to investigate the area.

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