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News and updates about the St. Peter Street Cemetery and the reburial of human remains recovered from it in 2011.
By drgray138 on 6/1/2015 2:05 AM

On April 18th, 2015, human remains from the St. Peter Street Cemetery were reinterred in a vault at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

By drgray138 on 4/4/2015 3:49 PM

The St. Peter Street Cemetery has been 'discovered' at least twice before, in 1972 and in 1984, but these discoveries did not result in any lasting memorialization of the site.

 

By drgray138 on 3/24/2015 9:33 AM

Archaeologists and forensic anthropologists exhumed at least 15 individuals during 2011 excavations at the St. Peter Street Cemetery. All of these individuals had been interred during the eighteenth century. Find out how this excavation happened here...

By drgray138 on 3/22/2015 2:20 PM

The St. Peter site was the primary burial site for all of New Orleans' Colonial population from 1724 to 1789, whether free or enslaved, or of African, European, or Native descent.

By drgray138 on 3/7/2015 2:37 PM
The St. Peter Street Cemetery is the site of one of New Orleans' first formal cemeteries. Founded by 1724 and in use until the 1790s, today it is covered by buildings constructed since the early nineteenth century. Despite this, there are thousands of historic burials still located on site, including people of African, European, and Native American descent.

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