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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. The 2021 the Legislature allocated $3.7 million in funding to go toward exhuming the remains of those interred in the cemetery. Plans for the Archaeological Field School are still in the early phases. Please email Lida Gibson for current information about the exhumation phase of the project.