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Human remains found on Tensas National Wildlife Refuge

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TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News)-One Madison Parish road project turned into an archaeological dig last week when workers found more than dirt. They found human remains on Tallulah's Tensas National Wildlife Refuge. The Madison Parish police jury began work on the project a little more than two months ago which required workers to dig up and replace old pipes on a connector road.

Last week, when workers were moving dirt around for the project, they found what appeared to be Native American remains and alerted wildlife and fisheries. Refuge manger Kelly Purkey called in an archaeological firm to assist with the investigation.

"They help us do the investigation of the site along with collect some important archaeological date about the remains and objects the find," says Purky.

The refuge along with the Madison police jury had no idea there was any Native American presence on the refuge. The Tensas National Wildlife Refuge is expected to take up to three weeks.

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