Saturday, December 08, 2007

Graves unearthed during Buffalo school excavation
Archaeologists unearthed the 19th century skeletal remains of three adults and a child from a school lawn that is to house an addition to the building.

District officials were not surprised. The site was a potter's field from 1832 to the mid-1880s, used by the city and Buffalo General Hospital.

Skeletal remains were relocated when the land became a park in 1885, and again when a high school was built there in 1897. Archaeologists were sent in Tuesday to look for any more as the school, now City Honors School, gets ready for a $40 million expansion and renovation project scheduled to begin next summer.

Not much else there.