The tragic story of 3 partial skeletons who witnessed 'tragic event' revealed

January 1, 2015 2:01 PM

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In 2011, a passerby at a beach on the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec found partial skeletons whose mystery has, at least to some degree, been solved three years later.

Among the remains were around a dozen long bones, pieces of a jawbone, and more than 25 vertebrae. Parks Canada anthropologists have determined that the bones belonged to three malnourished children from Europe, likely impoverished 19th-century Irish migrants who died in a shipwreck while trying to ...

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