Human remains uncovered near field in downtown Charleston

Site where the remains were found. (Source: Live 5 News)
Site where the remains were found. (Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - City officials say human remains were uncovered near Harmon Field during construction related to the Spring and Fishburne Drainage improvement project in downtown Charleston.

According to city officials, work in the area has been suspended while the city works with an archeological firm at the site.

"The city has hired Brockington and Associates, a Charleston-area archaeological firm, and Dr. Ade Ofunniyin, adjunct professor of anthropology at the College of Charleston, to document and review the site," officials said.

According to city officials, per the archeologist's recommendation, the city will excavate the area immediately surrounding the construction site.

"All work in that area has been suspended, while the city works with Brockington and Associates to ensure that these remains are handled in a respectful and dignified manner," said city attorney Susan Herdina.  "We will be releasing more information as it becomes available over the next few days."

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