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Irish immigrant homes excavated

Three mid-nineteenth century homes lived in by Irish immigrants have been excavated, revealing all manner of artifacts. The archaeological team identified and excavated privies - pits that served as a receptacle for family trash and waste. Among the objects recovered: writing slates (the kind used by young children to practice the alphabet)

Mass grave of Irish immigrants reveals hints of violence

The remains of 57 Irish immigrants have been found in a mass grave in Pennsylvania. It was believed that they succumbed to cholera, but the bones show evidence of murder. Two skulls unearthed at a probable mass grave near Philadelphia this month showed signs of violence, including a possible bullet

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