KANAB -- Ancient Native American bones that were unearthed during a dam construction project near Kanab are set to be put to rest again soon.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/GBfPVb) reburial is expected at the end of May or early June if some minor legal issues are resolved.
Crews building the Jackson Flat Dam Water Supply Storage Facility found 54 sets of remains about five years ago. One set was left undisturbed, while the others are being stored in a metal box.
Archaeologists estimate the bodies were buried about 1,000 years ago. Researchers also discovered 30 pit houses on the site, which they believe was inhabited by ancient Puebloans.
The construction is a sore subject for some who say the sacred burial ground should never have been touched in the first place.