TULSA - Oklahoma's ongoing drought has uncovered human remains that that apparently went undiscovered for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years.
The skeletal remains created quite a stir Monday among visitors to Lake Eufaula, in southeastern Oklahoma.
The Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, state Medical Examiner, and Oklahoma Highway Patrol lake units all responded to the scene of the discovery.
By Tuesday, OSBI investigators had determined the remains to be those of Native Americans who lived and died centuries ago.
They based their finding on a forensic examination of the teeth found at the site, which showed signs of a specific diet known to be that of indigenous people in the area before Oklahoma was settled by Europeans.
Initially, a cinder block and cable found near the bones had investigators concerned that they might have a double homicide on their hands.
The skeletal remains included parts of two skulls, jawbones, and parts of the spinal columns and ribs.
Native American tribes in the area will be consulted on how to respectfully inter the bodies.