Buried below a bus depot along the East River in East Harlem lies a 17th century burial ground containing recently discovered remains of New Yorkers of African descent.
More than 140 bones and bone fragments were found at the site last summer by archaeologists under contract to the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Most compelling of all was a skull, its cranium intact, that most likely came from an adult woman of African descent.
Check out the full article for more information on what is likely to become of the site.
via New York Times
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