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Grave excavation at Arthur G. Dozier school site

Student volunteer Liotta Noche-Dowdy makes notes as a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)

Student volunteer Liotta Noche-Dowdy makes notes as a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)

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  • Signs mark skeletal remains and debris from a coffin in an unmarked grave exhumed by a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida on Aug. 31, 2013 at the now closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Thirty one metal crosses mark a cemetery on the property, but ground penetrating radar shows 19 possible burial sites that are unmarked.
  • University of South Florida assistant professor of anthropology Dr. Erin Kimmerle exhumes a grave on Saturday Aug. 31, 2013 at the now closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Thirty one metal crosses mark a cemetery on the property, but ground penetrating radar shows 19 possible burial sites that are unmarked. (AP Photo/Tampa Bay Times,  Edmund D. Fountain)
  • A team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the now closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Thirty one metal crosses mark a cemetery on the property, but ground penetrating radar shows 19 possible burial sites that are unmarked. The darker area at center is a trench from a previous excavation. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • University of South Florida masters student Cristina Kelbaugh, left, and PhD student Ashley Maxwell, 27, dig at the Boot Hill cemetery at the closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Researchers began exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at the notorious former reform school where ex-inmates from the 1950s and 1960s detailed horrific beatings that took place in a small, white concrete block building at the facility. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • A team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the now closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Thirty one metal crosses mark a cemetery on the property, but ground penetrating radar shows 19 possible burial sites that are unmarked. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • University of South Florida assistant professor Dr. Erin Kimmerle, center, speaks to a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida who will begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • University of South Florida student volunteer Paige Phillips sifts dirt as the team of anthropologists began exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • Student volunteer Liotta Noche-Dowdy makes notes as a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • A team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida began exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • University of South Florida assistant professor Dr. Erin Kimmerle hugs Elmore Bryant on the site of the Boot Hill cemetery where a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida began exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. Bryant is a former Dozier School employee and a former mayor of Marianna. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • From left, Steven Barnes, 61, of Smyrna, Ga., his son Jason Due-Barnes, 9, wife Tananarive Due, 47, and her father John Due, 78,  of Atlanta, embrace during a memorial ceremony at the Boot Hill cemetery at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Marianna, Fla. John Due's wife's uncle died at the school in 1937 after he was stabbed by another student. A team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida began exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the now closed school. Thirty one metal crosses mark a cemetery on the property, but ground penetrating radar shows 19 possible burial sites that are unmarked. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)
  • John Due, 78, of Atlanta, leaves the Boot Hill Cemetery at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys with his daughter Tananarive Due, 47, on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 after a short memorial ceremony. Due's wife's uncle was named Robert Stephens, and he died at the school in 1937 when he was stabbed by another student. A team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida began exhuming suspected graves at the school on Saturday. Thirty one metal crosses mark a cemetery on the property, but ground penetrating radar shows 19 possible burial sites that are unmarked. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)

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