Resolved ID - Mountain Home, Two children's skeletal remains in badger hole, Apr'17 - ANCIENT

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  1. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    :eek:hwow: 1400s to 1600s!!

    Thanks for the update Gardener!
     
  3. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Gardner---



    Investigators used carbon dating to pinpoint the years of the remains. The bodies were initially thought to be children, with one between the ages of 3 to 5 and the other between the ages 4 to 9. The bodies were also thought to have been buried 15 to 20 years ago.

    The first carbon dating tests through Miami’s Beta Analytic Incorporated in May dated one body between 1436-1624 and the other from 1445-1632. Hollinshead said he opted for a second opinion and had the remains tested at the University of Arizona in June. Their testing determined the remains of one body to have been from 1436-1522 and the other from 1445-1524. The sexes of the remains were undetermined.


    Though inconclusive, testing estimated one body was of a 20-year-old while the other remains were estimated to be of a 10- to 15-year-old. Homicide was ruled out.

    Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/l...#storylink=cpy


    So the body of a 9 yr old in these times is comparable to a 20 yr old in 1400 to 1500's?

    And that of a 3to5 yr old to that of 10 to 15 yr old....
     
  4. FL Wannabe

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    That's really exciting...hope the forensic tech s can learn a lot from the findings.
     
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    Woooow.


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