East End bones belonged to Native American child
Alameda Police Lt. Bill Scott said officials from the Alameda County Coroner’s Office called the bones “archaeological in nature” but didn’t have a definitive date on when they were laid. He said the coroner will be performing carbon testing on the bones and that the results could be available in a few weeks.
A crew from public works that was digging out a portion of concrete gutter discovered the skull sticking up out of the mud beneath it, shortly before 9:30 a.m. January 28. They called police, who found an incomplete set of bones as well.
Alameda was originally settled by Ohlone Indians before becoming a Spanish land grant in the early 1800s.