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Slave cemetery found in New Hampshire

The remains of eight slaves, ranging in age from 7 to 40, have been uncovered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Some showed evidence of the hard work they performed throughout their short lives, some had poor teeth, some had childhood diseases. All were Africans or of African descent.

This and much more was learned painstaking moment by painstaking moment by a group of archaeologists, dendochronologists, forensic anthropologists, historians and biochemists in the wake of the discovery of remains at what was once the city’s “Negro Burying Ground.”

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Story: Deborah McDermott, Sea Coast Online | Photo: Rich Beauchesne, Sea Cost Online

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