Bones found in home renovation may be Revolutionary soldiers

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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Human skeletal remains possibly belonging to Revolutionary War soldiers have been discovered under the basement of an 18th-century house being renovated in Connecticut.

The News-Times reported Wednesday that the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology was notified by the medical examiner's office of bones found under the Ridgefield home Dec. 2.

Subsequent excavations by state archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni yielded two more skeletons. Bellantoni says their bone size indicates they were probably men. The dig has also yielded several buttons. The town is the site of the Battle of Ridgefield in April 1777.

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