A street away from Meghan Markle and Harry’s Montecito mansion remains of ancient humans have been found. The remains are expected to belong to Santa Barbara and now the archeology department is trying to get to know more about it.
The remains include a skeleton that is said to be “very old bones,” found 3 feet underground. As per TMZ, it might be from a young Indigenous individual from the Chumash tribe who lived in Santa Barbara thousands of years ago.
‘Authorities believe the relics are maybe 11,000 years old. The city’s sheriff department is now consulting forensic anthropologists to investigate the bones and determine if their suspicions are confirmed, claimed btimesonline.com.
If it is true, the remains will be called “good old-fashioned fossil.” The Chumash people are still silent on this matter. The construction of their home is stopped.
Vanity Fair reported authorities to have to get in touch with the local Native American commission to know the next step. The sheriff’s department said that it was waiting for the result of a forensic anthropologist’s investigation.
The origin of the remains is confirmed, a department spokesman said it was likely Chumash because “they live in that area.” However, she explained, “Until we have an official opinion from the forensic anthropologist, we’re not going to be saying one way or the other.”
She also said the remains had no connection with Harry and Markle’s property. “They also confirmed that the property where the remains were found had no connection with the home,” she says.
In August, the couple bought the Montecito mansion for nearly $15 million after moving from Tyler Perry’s home in Beverly Hills. It consists of nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms and is on a plot filled with century-old olive trees and a rose garden. It has a swimming pool, tennis courts, tea house, children’s cottage, and a two-bedroom guest house.