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Posted: Feb 25, 2013 3:27 PM

Updated: Feb 25, 2013 3:42 PM

PHARR - Lipan Apache leaders on Monday held a ritual at a construction site where workers discovered an indigenous person's bones.

Pharr police sent the bones to a laboratory at the University of North Texas where it was determined that the bones likely belonged to a person native to the region and could up to 600 years old. The bones were discovered on Feb. 11 west of Ridge Road.

Pharr police officials consulted with the Texas Historical Commission for guidance in how to handle the archeological find. The bones were reburied on Tuesday with the assistance of the construction company that discovered them.

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