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December 20, 2013

Bodies of 31 colonials to be reburied in Miss.

BILOXI, Miss. — The remains of 31 French colonial people who came to Biloxi in the 1700s will be re-buried Friday in a ceremony on the site of the former Moran Art Studio.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says in a news release that studio was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, and the bones were found after the storm.

The remains were discovered by an anthropology professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and her students.

Dr. Marie Danforth says DNA analysis of the remains showed the people were European, and the position of the bodies showed they were Catholic. Some were buried with crosses.

Danforth and her students worked on the excavation from 2005-2009, and the DNA analysis was completed this past summer.


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