Archaeologists In Tulsa Make Significant Discovery, Continue Search For Mass Graves

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020, 5:31 am
By: Amy Avery

TULSA, Okla. -

The search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Race Massacre continues today after archaeologists made a significant discovery this week.

Archaeologists said they found a pair of what appears to be women’s leather shoes and said it’s a significant discovery that will help their search.  

State Archaeologist Dr. Kary Stackelbeck said the shoes were found about 10 feet underground. They said the shoes will be able to help them get an estimate for the time era they came from.

Stackelbeck also said the shoes were found in good condition, which gives them hope in their search.

They said they also found a decorative pail or bucket nearby that still has a handle on it.

Researchers said after the discovery, they've decided to move east and dig another trench. There will be another news conference held July 22 at noon at the Tulsa Fire Museum.