By Lois Miner Huey
This is strictly what occurred in Albany, big apple, in 2005. employees have been setting up new sewer line while a backhoe motive force dug up a cranium. After police declared the cranium wasn't hooked up to any fresh crimes, a staff of archaeologists took a better glance. They decided the cranium used to be from an African American who had died multiple hundred years past.
Suddenly the development website become an archaeological dig. Scientists excavated extra bones and learned they had situated a long-lost slave cemetery. Slavery were criminal within the northern usa, together with in manhattan kingdom, in colonial instances, however the tales of those slaves are mostly unknown. This website 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