Mystery of skulls buried in Florida back yard which date from 1200AD and were of South American descent
Skulls found buried in a Florida back yard have been dated to 1200-1400 AD, authorities said today.
The skulls, of a man and ten-year-old boy, were believed to be from Peru or another region of South America almost 900 years ago.
The bones were found at a home in Winter Garden, Florida in January when a plumber working on a new swimming pool came across a bone fragment and called the police.
Medical examiner Jan Garavaglia discovered human tissue still within the bone, causing concern that it could be a child who had died recently and been buried illegally.
Along with the skulls, were fragments of pottery and a newspaper page from 1978.