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Skeletons of Africans enslaved in Mexico reveal extreme hardships of the Atlantic slave trade

In a study published [April 30] in the journal Current Biology, scientists tell the stories of three 16th-century enslaved Africans ...
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‘Unexpected’ marriage practices, slavery, social inequality revealed in analysis of Bronze Age remains

A fascinating new study chronicles the family histories of European Bronze Age households, revealing the presence of surprising marital practices, ...
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Glimpse into enslaved woman’s life offered by DNA found in clay pipe at Maryland plantation

Clay pipes used for smoking were so common in the 1700s and 1800s that it’s not very remarkable to find ...