Minnesota river yields 8,000-year-old skull

(AP) Redwood Falls, Minn. A fragmentary skull found by kayakers in Minnesota last summer will be given to Native American authorities.

The kayakers uncovered the skull in the drought-depleted Minnesota River west of Minneapolis.

"The bone's age surprised us, Hable told Minnesota Public Radio.

The anthropologist found a depression in the man's head "suggestive of death."

Native Americans condemned the sheriff's office for posting images of ancestral remains after he blogged about the find on Wednesday.

Upper Sioux Community tribe leaders will receive the remains, said Hable.

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