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There is an article in this week’s Riverdale Press about the African burial ground in Van Cortlandt Park and the impending paving of the Putnam Trail.
The area will be studied using ground penetrating radar and I am very curious as to what the findings are. My hunch is that there probably are not burials directly under the trail but it is impossible to know unless the area is studied thoroughly. I think there is a strong possibility that burial sites could be discovered immediately to the west of the trail.