Utah Division of State History's Derinna Kopp, left, and Arie Leeflang retrieve remains of a human skeleton in Salt Lake City Tuesday, November 8, 2011. A contractor working on a residential home discovered the human remains believed to be nearly 1,000 years old.
According to Deseret News, what could be Native American remains were discovered November 7 while workers dug out a water main.
“We said, ‘We better get out of the trench and call police,'” Don Selby, owner of Dependable Plumbing, told Deseret News. “It’s kind of a new experience for us. It was a little bit eerie, wasn’t sure if something went awry.”
Officials from the Utah Division of State History uncovered a full human skeleton they said is about 1,000 years old and could be that of a Fremont Indian.