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Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:22 PM

Updated: Feb 15, 2013 6:42 PM

PHARR - The discovery of bones at a construction site in Pharr has become an archeological find, officials said.

The skeletal remains found at the construction site may be up to 600 years old, Pharr police said.

Construction workers found the bones Monday. The discovery was made at a site located off of Ridge Road, south of Expressway 83.

A human skull and several other bones were sent to a forensic lab at the University of North Texas. Pharr police are now working to get the complete details from those scientists.

The Pharr police chief said this is likely an archaeological find, and the remains could be that of a Native American.

Texas Historical Commission officials said it will be up to the property owner to decide if the state will conduct an archeological study at the site.

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