By Lois Miner Huey
This is precisely what occurred in Albany, ny, in 2005. employees have been putting in place new sewer line whilst a backhoe driving force dug up a cranium. After police declared the cranium wasn't hooked up to any fresh crimes, a staff of archaeologists took a more in-depth glance. They made up our minds the cranium used to be from an African American who had died a couple of hundred years past.
Suddenly the development website become an archaeological dig. Scientists excavated extra bones and discovered they had situated a long-lost slave cemetery. Slavery have been criminal within the northern usa, together with in big apple country, in colonial occasions, however the tales of those slaves are principally unknown. This web site turned simply the 3rd slave cemetery ever to be excavated within the North. See how archaeologists pieced jointly the reality approximately those as soon as forgotten bones.
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Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8) by Lois Miner Huey