The remains of dozens of people found at a school construction site in Sugar Land, Texas are believed to be the remains of African Americans who were forced to work on a plantation back in the late 1800’s and early 20th century, officials said.
According to Fox News, the cemetery at the construction site was discovered earlier this year but officials didn’t have “enough information or evidence to identify a time frame for the historic cemetery or any indication of who is buried at the site,” Fort Bend Independent School District said in a statement.
So far officials have examined 48 burial sites and reported that all were male except for one. Their ages run from 14 to 70 years old.
OfficIals also found rusted tools and chains they likely wore as well.
Archaeologists plan on reburying all of the remains in a new location after they’ve been studied.