But, this time, instead of finding more bones at the new state building site in downtown Logan, construction crews believe they may have found bones under the Cole Street sidewalk beside the site where the Sayer Brothers building used to sit.
The lot sits directly across Stratton Street from where the state building is being currently constructed.
The Sayer Brothers building was destroyed during demolition of the old Pioneer Hotel building that was being razed to clear the site for the new state building.
Construction was halted earlier this year after Native American bones were found during the dig at the state building site. Crews have been back at work on the state building site for several days after archeologists were brought in to oversee the dig.
Yesterday, construction crews working on the Sayer Brothers lot broke a waterline and what is believed to be bones were found as the contractors worked to repair the line, according to Logan Police Chief E.K. Harper.
"The construction people out of Pennsylvania called me (Thursday) and said they thought they found some bones," Harper said. "These were found on the Sayer Brothers lot. They found them as they fixed the water leak."
Harper said he had not been to the construction site this morning to learn additional details.
Harper said the archaeologists at the state building site has been working full-time at the dig.
"I'm not sure how much longer (the archaeologists) will stay because I think there's an issue for funding for them," Harper said. "There are, like, five different state agencies involved in that. The archeologists were in the state office building site, they decided to go across the street and do that lot so they could keep their people working and they hit a water line and, apparently, they found some bones under the sidewalk where they hit the water line."
Mayor Serafino Nolletti said the discovery of more bones will stall construction on the site.
"It will still get done, but this will slow everything down," Nolletti said. "They had archeologists on site where the state building is being constructed. I don't know the process they will have to go through, but this will definitely slow down construction."
Nolletti said he doesn't know if the bones have been transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in South Charleston. The bones that were found at the state building site were sent to the M.E.'s office and tests were run that determined they were Native American.
Harper said there may have been bones found near the site several years ago.
"People have told me that several years ago bones were found there at the railroad crossing," Harper said. "I don't know it positively, but the mayor said he remembers when they did some work there at the crossing they found some at the Cole Street crossing."