Ground-penetrating radar reveals African-American burial ground with 44 graves ...

Lost African American burial ground is discovered under a Florida parking lot - with 44 graves that were left behind in 1954 when a cemetery was moved to make way for a swimming pool Private archaeology firm says it discovered 44 graves in Clearwater last month Caskets were discovered using ground penetrating radar at disused school yard  Clearwater and Pinellas County School District revealed the findings Friday Local NAACP chief said: 'We need to find the answers so all hearts are satisfied'

By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline and Ap

Published: 16:19 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 17:02 GMT, 3 March 2020

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A private archaeology firm believes it has discovered 44 African American graves which were left behind when a Florida cemetery was moved more than 60 years ago.

Ground-penetrating radar was used to detect the 'grave-like anomalies' under the disused asphalt area owned by the Clearwater and Pinellas County School District.

In Friday's report by Cardno, the firm hired by the school district, it said the graves were between two and six feet below the surface. It is the third time since August that a forgotten African American cemetery has been discovered in the Bay area.

In the latest find, officials say the original cemetery was moved in 1954 but that some graves were left behind.

Officials are referring to it as the 'North Greenwood Cemetery,' because its historic name remains unknown.

Ground penetrating radar was used to detect the 'grave-like anomalies' under the disused asphalt area (marked) owned by the Clearwater and Pinellas County School District

Ground penetrating radar was used to detect the 'grave-like anomalies' under the disused asphalt area

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