Temple Students Help Unearth New Jersey’s Early African-American History

Temple University Students Participate in Archaeological Dig of Pre-Civil War African-American Settlement in New Jersey

Archaeology students at Temple University in Philadelphia have been at work at the site of Timbuctoo, an African-American settlement in Burlington County, New Jersey, that dates back to the 1820s. The students have unearthed several brick structures that were built before the Civil War. Archaeologists have found marbles and toy guns, suggesting that there were children in the community. The graves of 13 African-American veterans of the Civil War were located and there is evidence that there are many more African-American graves.

via JBHE: Latest News for 7/22/10.

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