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Archaeologists search grounds of Melrose plantation at Natchez NHP for slave burial sites

NATCHEZ — Archaeologists have been combing the grounds of Melrose this week in search of burial sites of enslaved people who might have been buried on the grounds.

“We know relatively little about the enslaved at Melrose,” said Cheryl Waldrep, museum curator at Melrose, “so locating or confirming the final resting place will be a significant discovery.”

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