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SUN-NEWS .. Archologist Says'Mysiery' 'Only Graveyard BELEN* Mar. 14 (A*) --An ur- chcologlsl s.\ys he believes Belcn's grisly mvslory la J u s t the result of digging l^to a n - o l d , forgotten ravcyarcl. , I^ast Ttiurbilay. two worjrtncn jroke through Die concrete floor of a Email JjuiWmg and excavation.!" They unearthed two adult skeletons. ^ . Further Probing O f f i c e r s summoned l\vo-nrchcol- Ofe'lsta from the Unlversitj* of New Mexico, in Albuqneitjue, who conducted conducted f u r t h e r probing in the ran-' dy BO)I under the bnlhltng-. , : . Dr. Gene Hammel, one of the archeologista, said that since then tlic skeletons of "somewhere between between 6 and 10 individuals seem to^ have beeS found," lf " Was Gruvijynrd "1 think It is jjietly curtain it was a graveyard/' Hammel said. One of his students, Jerry Daw- ion, not onjy Hug In I he room where the first .skeletons were found .but in an. i-.djolning' room, Hammel said' Diiwson found human human bones in the adjoining room and in a.trench he dug'around the outside of the building N'o Evldcnco "I don't see any evidence of a crime or -violence," Hamme! said. "There were just too many- poo- pie. 11 He said he hail been told that the old Church of Our Lady of .. ._..Sunday. March 13. 1955 L Dclen had been nearby, : And this- Is the site of the churcji yard, 1 probably." " . " · - ' ' '. "It seems reasonable that il was' a.cemefciy^Jlammei salJ. _ : Still Curious . * - .- / "The absence of any artifacts is still curkws,- But Ihc explanation for this can be that they buried the people without anything. Thi3j to me aa an "archeologlst, ia strange. It may not be to police officers, though." Peter is the Greek name for a rock." i

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  1. Las Cruces Sun-News,
  2. 15 Mar 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 16

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