The discovery of two skulls in a Florida backyard sparked questions of intrigue and murder when they were found in January, but now investigators say the origin of the bones is even more mysterious than they thought.
The two skulls, of a 10-year-old boy and older man, date to 1200 to 1400, and show signs of being from Peru or South America, thousands of miles and a millenium from Winter Garden, Fla.
“The mystery is how they ended up there,” medical examiner Jan Garavaglia said today. “We don’t have any way of finding out.”
Video at the link (which is actually quite uninformative). I was skeptical when I first saw the headline, thinking it was one of those “Maya in the Southeast” type stories, but it’s legit: they know it’s a secondary burial. Hard to tell how they got there since we’re not given much information on the history of the property — it’s a housing development now, but a recent one. Just odd that it was buried like that, you’d think people would hang on to that sort of thing.