Human bones found at Gaillard Center site date back to mid-1700's

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - According to officials with the mayor's office, bones found during the renovation work at the Gaillard Center date back to the mid-1700's.

The human remains were unearthed near the corner of George and Anson streets.

Archaeologists are expected to go back to the site next week to make sure there are no more grave sites.

A search of city records found there were no houses in that area in the 1750's and no record of graveyards.

According to a police report, on Tuesday, workers were using a backhoe when they uncovered what appeared to be parts of a human skull, jaw, and teeth from two people.  Director of Media Relations Barbara Vaughn said crews were digging for a sewer line near the corner of George and Anson streets around 10 a.m.

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