Fishermen discover ancient bones

Over the Labor Day weekend, a group of fishermen got a bit of a scare.

On Sunday, Aug. 31, a Montezuma County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the McPhee Marina campground for a possible found body.

The deputy contacted a man who said he and his sons had been fishing on the shore of the lake when he found what he believed to be a human jaw bone. They returned to the campground to call the authorities.

A U.S. Forest Service ranger responded to the scene and had called an archaeologist to respond. The USFS archaeologist and coroner determined it was the remains from an ancient Anasazi burial. The scene was turned over to the USFS archeologist department.