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Washington Square Park Burial Vault Skeletons Will Not Be Disturbed

(DNAINFO)  Danielle Tcholakian | November 9, 2015 — The bones and coffins in the burial vaults unearthed by a city water main project will not be disturbed, even by the archaeologists attempting to pin down exactly where they came from and who they were.

The water main project, along the northeastern edge of Washington Square Park, was meant to upgrade the century-old infrastructure in the area around Washington Square Park East and Waverly Place, where the vaults were discovered by workers contracted by the city’s Department of Design and Construction.

Chrysalis Archaeological Consultants was already on site since Day One, because the city knew it was likely that they might encounter a burial vault — just one, though.

Source: Washington Square Park Burial Vault Skeletons Will Not Be Disturbed – Greenwich Village – DNAinfo.com New York