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Skull found in lake prehistoric, coroner says

HAMILTON – An archaeologist has determined a human skull found in a northeast Indiana lake came from a prehistoric Native American, the Steuben County coroner said.

Coroner Bill Harter said University of Indianapolis forensic anthropologist Krista Latham made the determination Monday.

Indiana conservation officers said a Hamilton Lake resident was getting ready to use a personal watercraft Saturday evening when he stepped on what he believed to be a stone. The man tossed the item to the shore, where his wife realized it was a skull.

Divers on Sunday found other skeletal remains, but Harter said only the skull was determined to be human.

The Herald Republican of Angola reported ( ) the partial skull has been taken to the Indiana State Museum for further analysis.