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Plans for Exhumation and Asylum Hill Cemetery Field School

In 2018, the Mississippi Legislature passed legislation which allows UMMC to proceed with exhumation and relocation of the remains on the UMMC campus. Efforts are currently underway to find funding to begin archaeological work and to establish an archaeological field school, under the direction of Dr. Shamsi Berry, where undergraduate students can work on the project and get credit through their home school.

The Field School will be offered year-round and will last 8 weeks. The first week will be didactic and the remaining seven weeks will be in the field.