Excavation Completed At Historic Graveyard For Indigent, Unclaimed People : News Photo

Excavation Completed At Historic Graveyard For Indigent, Unclaimed People

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SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 13: An osteologist handles a human skull that was excavated from an historic graveyard discovered during construction at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on June 13, 2013 in San Jose, California. Osteologists and archeologists have excavated the remains of 631 people from a construction site at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center along with a number of artifacts that date back to the late 1800s. The excavated graves are bellieved to have been from between the late 1800s and the 1920s. The potter's field, a graveyard reserved for burial of persons who were indigent, unknown or unclaimed, was uncovered by construction crews in February 2012 while doing grading work for the constructin of a new hospital services Building. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 13: An osteologist handles a human skull that was excavated from an historic graveyard discovered during construction at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on June 13, 2013 in San Jose, California. Osteologists and archeologists have excavated the remains of 631 people from a construction site at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center along with a number of artifacts that date back to the late 1800s. The excavated graves are bellieved to have been from between the late 1800s and the 1920s. The potter's field, a graveyard reserved for burial of persons who were indigent, unknown or unclaimed, was uncovered by construction crews in February 2012 while doing grading work for the constructin of a new hospital services Building. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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An osteologist handles a human skull that was excavated from an... News Photo 170457257California,Cemetery,Construction,Discovery,Handle,History,Horizontal,Human Interest,People,San Jose - California,Skull,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesSAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 13: An osteologist handles a human skull that was excavated from an historic graveyard discovered during construction at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on June 13, 2013 in San Jose, California. Osteologists and archeologists have excavated the remains of 631 people from a construction site at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center along with a number of artifacts that date back to the late 1800s. The excavated graves are bellieved to have been from between the late 1800s and the 1920s. The potter's field, a graveyard reserved for burial of persons who were indigent, unknown or unclaimed, was uncovered by construction crews in February 2012 while doing grading work for the constructin of a new hospital services Building. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)