Gaillard grave study endorsed by Charleston City Council
Charleston City Council tonight endorsed studying the remains and artifacts found in the 37 graves uncovered at the Gaillard Center construction site to a point “as much as possible.”
The endorsement came as part of a resolution passed by the city authorizing the removal and reinterment of graves” back to an appropriate, yet-to-be-determined site.
That includes possibly going back at the Gaillard grounds somewhere or to another off-site resting place.
Workers clearing a trench last month exposed the long-lost graveyard after accidentally hitting into a buried skull. The number of sites discovered soon grew to 37 graves, including teenagers and children.
All are believed to have lived in the late 1690s to early 1700s.
The remains and artifacts that were recovered are being kept aside for storage and study.