From the early 1800s to about 1850, a cemetery in downtown Frankfort was the final resting place for the town’s working class, poor, immigrant, and enslaved residents. Buildings and parking lots in downtown Frankfort had hidden it for over a century. Construction for the Kentucky Department of Transportation Building re-discovered the cemetery in 2002. During this Zoom presentation, David Pollack, Kentucky Archaeological Survey, will discuss circumstances surrounding the project’s beginning; what investigators documented regarding interment practices and grave characteristics; what was discovered about the people from the bioarchaeological analyses; and what investigators learned about social and ethnic patterning within the cemetery.
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