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Forgotten bones: uncovering a slave cemetery

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Imagine you're watching a backhoe dig up the ground for a construction project when a round object rolls down a pile of dirt and stops at your feet. You pick it up, brush off some dirt, and realize you're holding a skull!

This is exactly what happened in Albany, New York, in 2005. Workers were putting in new sewer line when a backhoe driver dug up a skull. After police declared the skull wasn't connected to any recent crimes, a team of archaeologists took a closer look. They determined the skull was from an African American who had died more than one hundred years earlier.

Suddenly the construction site turned into an archaeological dig. Scientists excavated more bones and realized that they had located a long-lost slave cemetery. Slavery had been legal in the northern United States, including in New York State, in colonial times, but the stories of these slaves are largely unknown. This site became just the third slave cemetery ever to be excavated in the North. See how archaeologists pieced together the truth about these once forgotten bones.

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Imagine you're watching a backhoe dig up the ground for a construction project when a round object rolls down a pile of dirt and stops at your feet. You pick it up, brush off some dirt, and realize you're holding a skull!

This is exactly what happened in Albany, New York, in 2005. Workers were putting in new sewer line when a backhoe driver dug up a skull. After police declared the skull wasn't connected to any recent crimes, a team of archaeologists took a closer look. They determined the skull was from an African American who had died more than one hundred years earlier.

Suddenly the construction site turned into an archaeological dig. Scientists excavated more bones and realized that they had located a long-lost slave cemetery. Slavery had been legal in the northern United States, including in New York State, in colonial times, but the stories of these slaves are largely unknown. This site became just the third slave cemetery ever to be excavated in the North. See how archaeologists pieced together the truth about these once forgotten bones.

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subject_facetAfrican American cemeteries -- Northeastern States
African American cemeteries -- Northeastern States -- Juvenile literature
African Americans -- Northeastern States -- Antiquities
African Americans -- Northeastern States -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature
African Americans -- Northeastern States -- History
African Americans -- Northeastern States -- History -- Juvenile literature
Electronic books
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Northeastern States
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Northeastern States -- Juvenile literature
Northeastern States -- Antiquities
Northeastern States -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature
Slave cemeteries -- Northeastern States
Slave cemeteries -- Northeastern States -- Juvenile literature
Slavery -- Northeastern States -- History
Slavery -- Northeastern States -- History -- Juvenile literature
Slaves -- Northeastern States -- History
Slaves -- Northeastern States -- History -- Juvenile literature
Slaves -- Tombs -- Northeastern States
Slaves -- Tombs -- Northeastern States -- Juvenile literature
title_displayForgotten bones : uncovering a slave cemetery
title_fullForgotten Bones Uncovering a Slave Cemetery
Forgotten bones : uncovering a slave cemetery / Lois Miner Huey
Forgotten bones : uncovering a slave cemetery [electronic resource] / Lois Miner Huey
title_shortForgotten bones
title_subuncovering a slave cemetery
topic_facetAfrican American cemeteries
African Americans
Antiquities
Electronic books
History
Human remains (Archaeology)
Juvenile Nonfiction
Slave cemeteries
Slavery
Slaves
Sociology
Tombs