Preservation is about deciding what's important, figuring out how to protect it,and passing along an appreciation for what was saved to the next generation.
Howard University, working with noted scholars and researchers throughout the United States, conducted intense research and analysis into the history, bioanthropology and archaeology of the African Burial Ground site. Three component reports were published-the African Burial Ground Final History Report, the African Burial Ground Final Skeletal Biology Report and the African Burial Ground Final Archaeology Report.
The reports present the results of three separate but complementary avenues of research and analysis-historical, bioanthropological and archaeological.
Did You Know?
The African Burial Ground, called the Negroes Burial Ground by the Dutch and English, was closed to make way for development and covered with landfill, concrete and buildings.