The remains are fragments of bones, seashells and pottery shards from sites around Florida. They are said to be from the Tequesta and Calusa – tribes long wiped out.
The inventory was revealed in an investigation by ProPublica recently, coming 30 years after Congress passed a law requiring museums, universities and federal institutions to return these artifacts back to their rightful owner. Museum officials said they were not sure who they would belong to.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics