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Three African Skeletons Found in Mexico Show Horrors of Early Slavery in the New World | Gizmodo

Three African Skeletons Found in Mexico Show Horrors of Early Slavery in the New World | Gizmodo

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By George Dvorsky, Gizmodo

Three skeletons belonging to African individuals have been uncovered at a mass grave in Mexico City. They represent some of the first African people to arrive into slavery in the New World. An interdisciplinary analysis of these remains is shedding new light on this grim period of history and the harsh conditions endured by the first wave of enslaved Africans in the Americas.

“To the best of our knowledge, they are the earliest genetically identified first-generation Africans in the Americas,” according to the authors of a new paper, published today in Current Biology.

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