Mexico Finds Possible US Remains from 1846-48 War


By: Mark Stevenson, Associated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP).- Archaeologists said Thursday they have found 10 sets of skeletal remains that may belong to U.S. soldiers who died during a battle in the 1846-48 Mexican-American war. The government experts said the shape of the skulls and bone measurements suggest the skeletons belonged to Americans who were killed in the battle of Monterrey on Sept. 21-23, 1846. Archaeologist Araceli Rivera said the height of the skeletons — between 5 feet, 7 inches (175 centimeters) and 5 feet, 9 inches — and “Caucasian” skull features indicated they were Americans. The finds made during digging between January and mid-May came in the same area of the northern city of Monterrey where a total of 10 other sets of remains have been discovered during excavations since 1995. The archaeologists are digging in the area because a construction company plans to build there. Artifacts found near skeletons excavated in past years at the site — incl