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Forgotten bones uncovering a slave cemetery

by Huey, Lois Miner,

Format: Kindle Book 2015 2015
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Summary
Construction workers in Albany, New York, were surprised to dig up a skull?much less, one that was more than one hundred years old! Follow the archaeological excavation of a long-lost slave cemetery and discover more about these forgotten bones.
Contents
Excavations
At the lab
Reconstructing faces
Northern cemeteries
Northern slave life.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this concise volume, Huey offers a fascinating glimpse into how archaeologists piece together the past. During a construction project in New York, workers unearthed a human skull, which led to the discovery of an eighteenth-century burial site, eventually determined to be a slave cemetery. Huey follows the scientists' process as they investigate the identities of the remains and the circumstances that led individuals to be buried in unmarked graves. A professional archaeologist herself, Huey explains many of the methods used by the team, such as excavation, laboratory analysis, and facial reconstruction. From the initial discovery of the bones to the wider clues found in artifacts, DNA, and primary sources, the scientists determine the religious beliefs, living conditions, and causes of death for the men and women in the cemetery. Together with chronicles of two other noted northern slave cemeteries and full-color photos of the excavation in process, this account provides a vivid description of both the eighteenth-­century slave experience and the field of archaeology.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans Northeastern States Antiquities Juvenile literature
Slave cemeteries Northeastern States Juvenile literature
African American cemeteries Northeastern States Juvenile literature
Slaves Tombs Northeastern States Juvenile literature
Human remains (Archaeology) Northeastern States Juvenile literature
Slaves Northeastern States History Juvenile literature
Slavery Northeastern States History Juvenile literature
African Americans Northeastern States History Juvenile literature
African Americans Northeastern States Antiquities
Slave cemeteries Northeastern States
African American cemeteries Northeastern States
Slaves Tombs Northeastern States
Human remains (Archaeology) Northeastern States
Slaves Northeastern States History
African Americans Northeastern States History
Slavery Northeastern States History
Sociology
History
Juvenile Nonfiction
Northeastern States Antiquities Juvenile literature.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Lerner Publishing Group2015
2015
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Age 9-14.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55) and index.
ISBN 9781467763004
9781467792219
1467763004
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