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Mon May 4, 2020, 05:48 AM

The personal stories of 3 enslaved Africans, as told by their bones

By Kristen Rogers, CNN

Updated 11:48 AM ET, Thu April 30, 2020

(CNN)Despite the wealth of knowledge regarding the transatlantic slave trade, the history of enslaved Africans forcibly brought to Latin America has yet to be fully explored.

In a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, scientists tell the stories of three 16th-century enslaved Africans identified from a mass burial site in Mexico City, according to analyses of their bones.

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When the researchers noticed modifications on the individuals' teeth indicating different African cultural practices, they decided to study their genetics and personal histories.

"All of us involved in the study were highly touched by the whole story about these three persons, everything that they went through," Barquera said.

More:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/world/enslaved-african-history-trans-atlantic-slave-trade-trnd-scn/index.html

Also posted in Anthropology:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/12295500

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 07:35 AM

1. I was in Mexico many times in the 1990s on business and was fortunate to have enough free

time to visit the National Museum Of Anthropology in Mexico City. And better yet, we can tour it on our computers in the comfort of our own homes. Still, an on-site tour is not to be missed...

see links for more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Anthropology_%28Mexico%29

https://www.inmexico.com/architecture-design/take-a-virtual-tour-of-mexico-citys-national-museum-of-anthropology/

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Mon May 4, 2020, 08:05 AM

3. Overwhelming! A person could simply get lost in there! Astounding.

Thank you for these links, will absolutely pour over the information after getting some sleep. (Have been up all night.)

Can hardly imagine how much time one would want to spend in the National Museum of Anthropology. The photography is breath-taking.

Looking forward to this, so much.

In addition to this, so much more is going to be added in the future, as more is going to be discovered with more evolved equipment being developed every day to aid in searches, as in satellite imaging which allows ground penetration!

What a trip that would be!

Thank you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Mon May 4, 2020, 08:32 AM

4. You're entirely welcome! I spent most of a day at the museum and it wasn't enough...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 07:36 AM

2. The writer took a long time to get to the point, but

ultimately there was really interesting information in there, worth the read, particularly the part about disease.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 10:06 AM

5. KNR

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