Investigators determine if remains found on USC campus date to Civil War (updated)

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Update September 10:

The State reports that the bones found last month are believed to be the remains of cadavers used by the anatomy school in the late 1800s.

Archaeologists discovered bones with holes drilled into them and cut into separate parts, an indication of use by medical students.

First reporting:

The State reports that workers repairing an underground steam pipe on the University of South Carolina campus noticed human bone fragments behind the second-oldest building on campus.

Don't be alarmed, they weren't fresh bones. The bones, however, were discovered on the spot where a Civil War hospital once treated injured Confederate and Union soldiers.

The site is currently being excavated and investigators will know the true age of the bones by this afternoon.