Cable-stayed bridge

Archaeologists find bone piles into work of Laguna, SC

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:00
Activities are part of the works schedule and must be finished this week Activities are part of the works schedule and must be finished this week

A team of archaeologists found eleven skeletons, plus ceremonial artifacts, adornments and bonfire stains, aged approximately 4,000 to 5,000 years, at an archaeological site where they are building the cable-stayed bridge of Laguna, State of Santa Catarina.

According to scholars, members of the Research Group in Archaeology and Patrimonial Education (Grupep) of Unisul, the materials may be owned by indigenous communities that lived in the area 2,000 years before Christ. So far, five skeletons were recovered and there are six to be removed from excavation – held in sambaqui Cabeçudas.

The works are expected to be finalized later this week and are part of the schedule of works of cable-stayed bridge. The project, executed by the Camargo Corrêa Builder Company, connects the communities Bentos and Bananais, in Laguna, in the south of Santa Catarina, and is part of the project to double the BR-101 highway, which crosses the north coast until the Brazil southern, with 2,965 miles long.