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By Phaedra Trethan
Courier-Post of Cherry Hill 

Researchers excavate remains from centuries-old cemetery


UNDATED (AP) — "They're just bones, until we can figure out who lived in these bones," said George Leader as he stood next to the remains of an elderly woman, carefully arranged in anatomical order on a sheet of plywood.

The professor from The College of New Jersey's School of Sociology and Anthropology is working with forensic archaeologist Kimberlee Sue Moran of Rutgers-Camden to excavate and catalog more than 160 sets of human remains — and counting — that were discovered at a construction site in Philadelphia's Old City beginning in late 2016.

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