Hurricane Sandy Uprooted Tree, Revealed Colonial Skeleton

A tree on the town green in New Haven was uprooted by Hurricane Sandy. Onlookers were surveying the area when one woman noticed something in the trees rooted. She brushed away some dirt and realized that it was a human skeleton. The bones will be checked out by a medical examiner, but it’s believed that they’re the remains of one of the thousands of people buried there in Colonial times. The tree was planted in 1909 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. [AP]