Location: Colorado         Length: 6 min

Construction workers digging a utility trench in Castle Rock, Colorado, in 2003 were surprised to find human bones. A crime scene investigation sprang up, drawing archaeologists from the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and the local sheriff and coroner. This documentary follows what happened after a trenching machine uncovered an unmarked burial, complete with a disintegrated wooden coffin buried and forgotten there since the 19th Century, when Euro-American pioneers were exploring the Colorado Territory.

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Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Douglas County Coroner

Douglas County History Research Center

Douglas County Sheriff

History of Colorado (Wikipedia)

Castle Rock, CO  (Town Website)

A Native American Perspective (Kristin A. Kuckleman)