Details of Unearthed Bones to Be Revealed

Remains discovered under the New Haven Green during Superstorm Sandy to be discussed on Halloween evening.

There may finally be some closure to the mystery surrounding the human skeletal remains discovered under the New Haven Green during Superstorm Sandy.

Last October, strong winds from Sandy uprooted the historic Lincoln Oak tree on the New Haven Green. The tree’s exposed roots revealed human skeletal remains that date back to the 1700s.

On Oct. 31, The New Haven Museum will hold “Getting to the Root of It,” a panel discussion about the research findings of the team tasked with investigating the remains and time capsules discovered at the New Haven Green.

The symposium is called “Getting to the Root of It,” and it will be broken into two separate discussions.

From 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., there will be a discussion of the history of the New Haven Green, the Lincoln Oak, and time capsules discovered under the Green.

Then from 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m., the panel will discuss the skeletal remains along with associated artifacts, and health and disease in the late 1700s.

The New Haven Museum was founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society. It is currently celebrating 150 years of collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven.

The museum is located at 114 Whitney Avenue in New Haven.

For more information about the panel discussion, visit The New Haven Museum's website or their Facebook page.

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