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Dog discovers ancient human skull in backyard

Dog Discovers Ancient Human Skull in Backyard
A Yuba City Syberian Husky made a big discovery on Monday night.



After three weeks of digging, she unearthed an unusual looking pot decorated with animal bones and other items. Her owner Nathaniel Oberman found a human skull inside the pot, which prompted him to call police.

"There were machetes, horns with shells wrapped around it, a whole bunch of animal skulls, I think coyote skulls, a goat skull and bunch of bird skulls," Olberman said. "And then when the flower pot broke, we saw an actual mandible of a human skulls."

Yuba City Police came out, put up crime tape and called anthropology experts from Chico State to examine the remains.

"The anthropologists think it could be an Afro-Caribbean religion which isn't common up here so that's what made it really odd and they were kind of excited about it too," said Oberman.

According to the Appeal Democrat, experts told police they believe the items are related to traditions of an ancient West-African religion.

Yuba City Police say the age of the skull is what they're most interested in. Foul play has not been ruled out yet.

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Pat June 27 2014 at 12:45 PM

I wish they would identify the state when they write these stories. It's not like everyone knows where Yuba City is located.

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Amy June 27 2014 at 1:06 PM

I don't know, did the fuc*ing reporter think it might be important to indicate where in the hell YUBA CITY IS?!?!?

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Madeline June 27 2014 at 1:18 PM

Your headline indicates "ancient" human skull; but the end of the piece says police are interested in the age of the skull (before going into possible foul play). Kind of inconsistent, no?

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Elizabeth Madeline June 27 2014 at 8:07 PM

Of course it is inconsistent. AOL majored in that, rather than accuracy. And, why is everything so shocking to them?

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badass Madeline June 28 2014 at 3:05 AM

yes!

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ajafullmn June 27 2014 at 12:22 PM

Wow, talk abot a cadaver dog!

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floatgod June 27 2014 at 12:37 PM

West-African culture is far away? Yuba City is only 120 miles from Oakland as a car drives.

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Madeline floatgod June 27 2014 at 1:15 PM

You got it.

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Winelova floatgod June 27 2014 at 1:23 PM

What a schmuck!!

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ET HOME June 27 2014 at 1:01 PM

Wow! How quickly these non-processionals determine the origin of thehumn bones.

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bienhoa72alum ET HOME June 27 2014 at 2:13 PM

It was probably based on the style of the burial and the items that accompanied it.

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FRAN June 27 2014 at 2:30 PM

Either Afro-Caribbean people were in Yuba City not that long ago or there were ancient Afro-Caribbean in Yuba City? Highly unlikely that these items are ancient. OR some nut job has studied and practiced this old religion and again, these items are not that old.

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hawkvidal June 27 2014 at 2:13 PM

What, no Indian burial ground? Methinks a dog doesn't run around digging here and there looking for just one set of bones.

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bambi4318.barbara June 27 2014 at 6:16 PM

I hope the dog got a reward, maybe a milk-bone.

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Burt bambi4318.barbara June 28 2014 at 3:15 AM

Or a thigh bone.

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ritteralvarez June 27 2014 at 8:07 PM

That dogs gonna have some bad juju...

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