A human skull that was found in a crab pot off the Washington coast is about 2,300 years old and could be released to a Native American tribe.
The Daily World in Aberdeen reported that the skull was discovered by fishermen in February 2014 about 3 miles offshore near Westport and was turned over to the FBI.
This week, Grays Harbor County Coroner Lane Youmans confirmed the results of a lab analysis, which showed the skull’s DNA profile came from a female who lived around 360 to 400 B.C.
The skull was given to Dr. Guy Tasa, the state’s physical anthropologist with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. A department spokesperson told The Olympian that an analysis is underway to determine where the remains will end up.