Local News Highlight's Professor's Cemetery Research

Research being conducted by Mindy Pitre, associate professor of anthropology, at the site of the St. Lawrence County Poorhouse was reported in local newspapers.

As the director of the Death in St. Lawrence County project, Pitre will lead an excavation this summer and use archeological techniques to remove graves at risk of erosion from the Grasse River. She and her student team will analyze the skeletal remains and found artifacts in a laboratory during the fall and winter semesters.

Post exhumation, the remains will be taken to a university laboratory for analysis, which will yield information concerning sex, age, genetic ancestry, stature, disease, diet and physical activity of those buried in the cemetery.

Read the full article in the Watertown Daily Times.