Contractors found human remains at the Transbay Transit Center project site in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority said in a statement.
Around 8 a.m., contractors installing concrete at the future home of the transit center near Mission and First streets found the remains about 60 feet below ground, TJPA officials said.
The authority’s archaeologists worked with the San Francisco medical examiner’s office and determined the remains are of Native American descent.
The Native American Heritage Commission was notified and a Native American will serve as a “descendent” of the skeletal remains and help decide how the bones should be handled.
Work on the site has been able to continue after the discovery with appropriate care taken around the area where the bones were found, according to the TJPA.
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News