Workers renovating a plaza in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have stumbled across a forgotten cemetery. It was used by early immigrants in the first half of the 19th Century.
It was called the dissident cemetery since it was used by the Protestant and Jewish communities who were not allowed to bury their dead in the Roman Catholic cemeteries used by the majority of the population.
The find has excited experts keen to learn more about their country's early days.
Argentina: Great place. I spent a little over a week there in 1993 checking out ossibilities for doing research there. Unfortunately they did, and still do, have a rather chronic shortage of funds but lots of great material to work with. Not the kind of way cool Olmec-Maya-Aztec type stuff though, which is why it doesn't get a lot of attention. So you really need a good source of funding and a sponsor down there. But still, great people. Friendly, pleasant, one of the best trips I ever took.
Odd bunch in some ways though. They tend not to start doing anything (in Buenos Aires at any rate) until almost noon. So the basic workd day is from noon until 8 or 9 with dinner at 10 or 11. Very attractive people too, which I gather is because of the mixture of northern Europeans -- the more recent immigrants -- and earlier Latin Americans and aboriginals. Definitely go there if you get a chance or to study archaeology.