UPDATE: Skull found in Gettysburg not from a soldier- actually 700 years old

February 6, 2015 6:08 PM

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UPDATE: Skull found in Gettysburg not from a soldier- actually 700 years old

Update on a story we first told you last summer- the human skull thought to be that of a soldier from the Battle of Gettysburg is not the skull of a soldier and is actually 700 years old. There was a public outcry after the skull was set to be auctioned off last June. The remains were then donated to Gettysburg National Military Park. Gettysburg officials requested the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History conduct a scientific study on the skull.

“When we learned of these remains in June we were immediately interested in their respectful treatment, whether they were from a soldier who died at Gettysburg or not,’ said Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent Ed Clark. “This result is not what we expected but we stand by our commitmen...

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