Council approves further study of remains found at Gaillard - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Council approves further study of remains found at Gaillard

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston City Council approved further study of human remains found during the renovation of the Gaillard Auditorium.

For at least the next two months, a team of archeologists and anthropologists will learn as much as possible about the history of the remains.

A city spokesperson says a location for the remains will be decided after the study comes back.

Thirty-seven graves were discovered in February during the construction of the Gaillard Center.

According to an archaeologist, the remains date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Poplin says the 30-day period for potential family members to come forward has closed.

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