Skeletons under Florida wine shop

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Skeletons under Florida wine shop

Post by Pyrrho » Sat May 27, 2017 11:23 am

Because where else? ... 180962385/
According to FirstCoast, last October hurricane Matthew damaged a wine shop on St. Augustine’s plaza. After the hurricane, building owner David White decided to renovate the space. According to a press release from the city, the floor of the building was built on a joist system constructed in 1888, which left the soil below relatively intact. White offered the city archeologist Carl Hibert a chance to take a peek under the floor before the repairs began.

Hibert accepted the offer, but did not have high hopes of finding anything. He was wrong—after just a few shovelfuls of dirt, he found human remains.

During the first week of digging in February, archeologists first discovered an intact adult skeleton and an adult skull nearby. According to Susan Parker at The St. Augustine Register, the bodies have been preliminarily identified as a relatively young white European woman and a man of African ancestry. Outside of the wine shop, they found a leg bone and another skull from two other graves. Last week, they discovered the remains of the children.
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Re: Skeletons under Florida wine shop

Post by ed » Sat May 27, 2017 11:38 am

Ah, Florida!!!!!
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Re: Skeletons under Florida wine shop

Post by shemp » Sat May 27, 2017 5:10 pm

I thought I detected notes of skeleton in my chardonnay.
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Re: Skeletons under Florida wine shop

Post by Witness » Mon May 29, 2017 3:47 am

There is an old French drinking song with the chorus:

"Et si je meurs,
je veux qu'on m'enterre
dans une cave
où il y a du bon vin."

And if I die
I want to be buried
in a cellar
where there's good wine.