Topic ID #23935 - posted 10/15/2012 2:21 AM

Archaeologist studying real-time history of Mexican migrants



Jennifer Palmer

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Archaeologist studying real-time history of Mexican migrants
Published 14 October, 2012 11:10:00 PRI's The World

Archaeologist Jason de Leon guides a group through the Arizona desert — looking for the carcass of a pig that should be in a cage exactly where they're standing, underneath a little desert tree.

But it’s not there.

“I haven’t been out here in a day and a half, but something has come and literally pulled her through the cage," de Leon said. "I don’t even see the head. I mean, it’s gone. Unbelievable.”


De Leon studies immigration, specifically the archaeological record that migrants and border patrol and even vigilantes leave in the desert. He collects everything from the basic to the more unusual.

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