June 28, 2015 – Land surveyors discovered a mummy that could be 2,000 years old on the site of the planned Singleton Stone quarry in south Lake County, Ind., and archaeologists are investigating whether they stumbled onto a Native American burial ground. The planned quarry is located in Eagle Creek Township, according to nwi.com. Area residents long have opposed the Singleton Stone quarry, which Rieth-Riley intends to develop for aggregates and which also would be used as a giant retention pond when the Singleton Ditch gets too full. The archaeologists who found the remains had been hired by Cardno Environmental Consultation Co. to search for pre-historic artifacts at the site, which is required in order to get permits for such excavation projects.
Mummy Found at Indiana Quarry
- Written by Mark Kuhar