WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We finally have some answers about the bones found under a golf course on Bald Head Island in February. The skulls were brought to UNCW forensic anthropologist Midori Albert. She says all three sets of human remains were men, likely slaves during the Civil War Era. What's interesting about them is they are of mixed ancestry.
Dr. Albert had to literally glue a lot of the pieces back together like a puzzle to study the bones.
"They did a lot of manual labor, probably working around Fort Fisher and the blockade runners and what not," Albert said. "You can see some of the evidence of the hard work."
Dr. Albert says coffin nails and other artifacts found around the golf course prove all three of these people received proper burials.