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.
Produced in 2008 by The NetworkDC
Copyright 2008 by The NetworkDC
History of Colorado (Wikipedia)
Castle Rock, CO (Town Website)
A Native American Perspective (Kristin A. Kuckleman)