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Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:36 PM

Updated: Feb 26, 2013 11:47 PM

PHARR - The Pharr Police Department on Tuesday gave CHANNEL 5 NEWS access to video footage of an investigation at an archeological site.

The video shows investigators sifting through dirt at a construction site where workers discovered human bones. The discovery was made on Feb. 11 off Ridge Road.

The video shows a large spherical object covered with soil. Investigators said it was the skull of what forensic experts determined was a girl who died hundreds of years ago.

The remains could be up to 600 years old.

Photographs of evidence collected at the site show a box with small bone fragments. Those were the bones sent to a laboratory at the University of North Texas last week. Scientists determined the remains likely were of a girl indigenous to the area.

The bones were reburied at the site, 4 feet deeper than where they were found. A tribal ceremony was held to mark the reburial.

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