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By Douglas D. Scott

Ever because the Custer massacres on June 25, 1876, the query has been requested: What occurred - what particularly occurred - on the conflict of the Little Bighorn? we all know many of the solutions, simply because half George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry - the lads with significant Marcus Reno and Captain Frederick Benteen - survived the struggle, yet what of the part that didn't, the soldiers, civilians, scouts, and journalist who have been with Custer?

Now, simply because a grass fireplace in August 1983 cleared the terrain of brush and grass and made attainable thorough archaeological examinations of the battlefield in 1984 and 1985, we now have many solutions to big questions.

On the foundation of the archaeological facts provided during this e-book, we all know extra approximately what different types of guns have been used opposed to the cavalry. we all know precisely the place a few of the males fought, how they died, and what occurred to their our bodies on the time of or after demise. we all know how the soldiers have been deployed, what sort of garments they wore, what sort of apparatus they'd, how they fought. throughout the thoughts of ancient archaeology and forensic anthropology, the is still and grave of 1 of Custer’s scouts, Mitch Boyer, were pointed out. and during geomorphology and the method of removing, we all know with nearly 100% walk in the park the place the twenty-eight lacking males who supposedly have been buried en masse in Deep Ravine may be found.

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We collected all artifacts except glass, nails, and bricks. Glass fragments were most often encountered in clusters; these were recorded and sampled. Not all nails found along the boundary fence line were collected since they were from an old fence line that is well documented. Other nails were recorded and collected. Bricks and mortar finds were recorded but not collected. We did not collect artifacts from several recent trash-dump areas; however, the dumps were recorded and the artifacts visible were noted.

General Procedures Standard archaeological data-recording methods were used in each phase of the operation. Individual artifacts, spatially discrete clusters of identical specimens, or associated dissimilar specimens received unique field specimen (FS) numbers. We used field notes and a standardized Midwest Archeological Center excavation form to record the tests. Exposed excavations, selected in-place artifact specimens, and topography were photographed and recorded on black-and-white print and color-slide-film.

Artifact collection varied according to artifact class. We collected all artifacts except glass, nails, and bricks. Glass fragments were most often encountered in clusters; these were recorded and sampled. Not all nails found along the boundary fence line were collected since they were from an old fence line that is well documented. Other nails were recorded and collected. Bricks and mortar finds were recorded but not collected. We did not collect artifacts from several recent trash-dump areas; however, the dumps were recorded and the artifacts visible were noted.

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