Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island in New York.
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From burial sites targeted by grave robbers to disposing of ashes at sea, the job of disposing of the unclaimed dead has a rich history. Sadly, it still goes on today and is on the rise.
Scientific advances are allowing forensic archaeologists to shed light on mysteries long thought unsolvable.
After the Civil War, Texas’s sugar cane plantations were still farmed by unpaid black laborers – prisoners forced to work for free in a system called ‘convict leasing.’
An African-American burial ground uncovered at a construction site in Texas has ignited debate on how to protect black history as suburban sprawl overtakes rural areas once farmed by enslaved workers.
Rwandan students on grounds of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village near Rwamagana, in Rwanda., 2014.
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Is it always good to talk about violent pasts? Sixty Rwandan youths participated in a research project that aimed to understand the perspectives of people born of rapes committed during the genocide
Iraqi officials at the site of a suspected mass grave south of Mosul in November 2016.
When mass graves are disturbed, it makes it harder to find out the truth about what happened.
Conflict archaeology is disturbing – students need to be prepared.
An archaeology lecturer was lambasted for allowing students to step out if they get upset. Why he was right to do so.
The owner of this skull had a nasty run in with an axe.
These massacres entail killing on a relative scale seen today only in the most war-torn countries.
These Rohingya women and children, rescued by fishermen in Aceh, are among thousands in need of resettlement.
A summit in Bangkok is discussing the fate of thousands of people who were stranded at sea. Australia is represented but refuses to resettle any refugees, casting doubt on its commitment to a regional solution.