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The skeletons were found under a historic home in Connecticut, which may be the remains of Revolutionary War soldiers.
The three skeletons that were found under the foundations of an 18th-century house in Ridgefield, according to Ridgefield Historical society.
Connecticut State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni, told Fox News that the first skeleton was discovered in November, the employees are stuck in the dirty basement of the house. Two of the skeletons have since been discovered in well-compacted soils on the site.
Identified as the historic remains of the first skeleton has been removed from the site, and archaeologists are now in the process of digging for the remaining two skeletons. “To the bone, to the 18th century, and it is in good condition, but the compaction of the soil around the bone was difficult, and it is a hard, dense clay with large pockets of clay,” Bellantoni told Fox News.
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The Friends of the Office of State Archaeology, and the University of Connecticut’s graduate students have also been working on the site. “We’re going to finish it today or tomorrow, in terms of the exhumation of the remains,” Bellantoni added.
A group of soldiers of the 4th Massachusetts Regiment and wearing the tricorn hats and blue uniform and holding muzzle-loading and flint-lock guns. The american Revolutionary War in the 18th century. Historical re-enactment file photo.
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The skeletons lay in a east-to-west orientation, in “the land seems to be at random, dug, according to the Ridgefield Historical society. “The tombs are situated in the territory of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Ridgefield (April 27, 1777), and may be associated with the conflict,” the Ridgefield Historical Society, explained in a statement.
Bellantoni believes that it is probable that the remains of Revolutionary War soldiers. “For the sake of the battle, they had few choices in terms of where to be buried, but they had to in order for them to be buried in haste,” he said. “After the fight, and we know that it’s for the [British] spent the night in Ridgefield, that would give them the time to strip the bodies and bury them.”
However, it is not clear whether it is the remains of the American troops and the British troops. Even with a series of buttons on one of the skeletons has not shed any light on that individual’s faith. When the remaining two skeletons have been unearthed the remains will be sent for analysis, Bellantoni hopes to provide a better understanding of. “Our hope is that the skeletal remains will be the key to us,” he said.
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The revolutionary War, the discoveries and artifacts that have been grabbing a lot of attention. A Revolutionary War rifle, which was stolen in 1971 and it has been discovered in a barn, on sale, nearly 50 years later, it was just the monitor, after he was re-united with its owner.
In a remarkable, Revolutionary War, and a diary written by a Massachusetts corporal, has also been shedding light on Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to join the Continental Army. The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, will appear in the journal, by the year 2020.
In June, the wreck of a British ship, was destroyed during the siege of Yorktown in 1781 was discovered in Virginia.
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