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Aug 17 Curator Doug Owsley and Archaeological Dig Team Member Examine Bone at Antietam

Aug 17 SI Anthropologists Announce Civil War Site Discovery

 

Aug 17 SI Anthropologists Announce Civil War Site Discovery

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Year: 
1988
Month: 
august
Day: 
17
Date: 
Wed, 1988-08-17

A press conference is held in the National Museum of Natural History to announce the discovery and excavation of a previously unknown Civil War burial site at Maryland's Antietam Battlefield. The dig is coordinated by the Anthropology Department in conjunction with the National Park Service.