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Washington tribe wants work stopped at bridge site

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is calling on the state to stop construction temporarily at a site where ancestral remains have been found.

A major tribal village has already been uncovered at the Hood Canal Bridge site. But more human remains, including a pit containing at least 15 skulls, have been found recently.

Work was stopped at the bridge site but has since been restarted. A project manager said the latest discovery would not delay construction.

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Lower Elwha want temporary construction shutdown at graving yard (The Peninsula Daily News 10/8)
Port Angeles: Tribe, archaeologists try to figure out origins and reason for skull pit (The Peninsula Daily News 10/7)
Skulls found at state site for bridge work (AP 10/7)

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