Human remains found at Indiana quarry may be 2,000 years old

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LOWELL, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found at the site of a proposed northwestern Indiana stone quarry may be up to about 2,000 years old.

State Department of Natural Resources spokesman Marty Benson says the remains found recently at the Singleton Stone Quarry site southeast of Lowell “are very old human remains.”

The discovery of the remains and artifacts has halted construction at the 600-acre site where a company wants to dig a quarry to mine for a road construction aggregate.

Army Corps of Engineers senior project manager Paul Leffler tells The (Munster) Times the agency’s investigation of the remains and the site’s human artifacts will continue outside the area where the human remains were found.

He says construction of the quarry won’t begin until that investigation is complete. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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