State archaeologist hopes to identify human remains in Fairfield

A state archaeologist and his team hope to identify human remains accidentally found by a construction crew in Fairfield.The site was once Trinity Church and its cemetery 300 years ago. Seven headstones

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2006, 12:45 AM

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State archaeologist hopes to identify human remains in Fairfield
A state archaeologist and his team hope to identify human remains accidentally found by a construction crew in Fairfield.The site was once Trinity Church and its cemetery 300 years ago. Seven headstones and coffins were found in an old graveyard that dates to the 1700s. State archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni and his team have discovered two adult male individuals who lived into their 50s. Bellantoni plans to bring the remains to the lab for forensic work. He will study the bones and historical records.The British burned down Trinity Church in 1779, destroying many of its records. Therefore, the number of bodies that were buried there is unknown. Bellantoni says they may try DNA testing on some ancestors of the people buried there.


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