Human remains unearthed this week at a Salt Lake City home belonged to an American Indian who lived about 1,000 years ago, medical examiners have found.
A homeowner in northwest Salt Lake City found the bones Wednesday when he attempted to dig a pond as part of a landscaping project.
Specialists from the state Department of Heritage and Arts were removing the remains and investigating the site for archeological data on Friday, said department spokesman Geoffrey Fattah.
"Humans have occupied this valley for up to 10,000 years," Fattah said. "We do run into situations where progress runs into the ancient past."