Skeletal remains found Tuesday in a sinkhole in Franklin County are 1,000 to 3,000 years old, the county coroner announced Friday.
A farm worker found the remains while mowing a field off Jones Lane near Switzer. The skull was about 10 to 12 feet in the sinkhole, and more bones were below that, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said Wednesday.
The remains are of Native American origin, indigenous to the area, Coroner William Harrod said.
The coroner's investigation in this case has been suspended, but Harrod said his office will work closely with the Kentucky Heritage Council and the State Historical Preservation Office to rebury the remains at the original site. "This will insure there is no additional damage to the archeological site," Harrod said.