Test Excavation Continues In Tulsa For Mass Graves Search

Tuesday, July 14th 2020, 6:38 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Test excavation is resuming July 14 for possible mass graves from the Tulsa Race Massacre at Oaklawn Cemetery.

The pandemic put a halt to field work back in March.

The area the team is excavating is about 19 feet by 10 feet, with a focus on a smaller area within that.

Yesterday, a team of Archaeologists found bottles, metal fragments, an old stove door and what was described as 20th century trash.

University of Florida Forensic Anthropologist Phoebe Stubblefield, whose parents grew up in Tulsa, says she will be looking for signs of trauma.

The test excavation is expected to last three to six days. It will also determine if a bigger excavation is needed.