Howard University Doctoral Student Discovers New Information About the Diet of Enslaved Africans


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Carter Clinton, the 2017-2018 Just Julian Scholar at Howard University, has recently made a new discovery regarding the diets of enslaved Africans. Clinton focuses his research on the soil at a New York burial ground where enslaved Africans were laid to rest. The burial ground was discovered 27 years ago, 24 feet beneath Lower Manhattan in New York City. It contained the remains of more than 15,000 African Americans. In 1991, 419 unearthed remains were sent to the Montague Cobb Biological Anthropology Laboratory at Howard University, where researchers coordinated a historical, anthropological,...