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1921 Graves Excavation Update - June 2, 3:30 p.m.

This article was archived on 8/8/2021

(Tulsa, OK) – Today, the City of Tulsa continued its excavation and analysis of the Original 18 site at Oaklawn Cemetery led by the University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Archaeological Survey (OAS) and the 1921 Graves Physical Investigation Committee.

Crews continued work on defining the boundaries of the mass grave feature that was discovered in October 2020 at the Original 18 site.

Experts intend to work at Oaklawn Cemetery through Friday from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For the latest news and information on the 1921 Graves Investigation, including photographs from inside Oaklawn Cemetery, visit and follow 1921 Graves on Facebook, @1921Graves.

Subsequent news conferences will be held as warranted and continued updates will be posted on the 1921 Graves Facebook page.