Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little

Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little


    Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Custer s Seventh Cavalry the men with Major Marcus Reno and Captain Frederick Benteen survived the fight, but what of the half that did not, the troopers, civilians, scouts, and journalist who were with Custer Now, because a grass fire in Augustcleared the terrain of brush and grass and made possible thorough archaeological examinations of the battlefield inand , we have many answers to important questionsOn the basis of the archaeological evidence presented in this book, we know about what kinds of weapons were used against the cavalry We know exactly where many of the men fought, how they died, and what happened to their bodies at the time of or after death We know how the troopers were deployed, what kind of clothing they wore, what kind of equipment they had, how they fought Through the techniques of historical archaeology and forensic anthropology, the remains and grave of one of Custer s scouts, Mitch Boyer, have been identified And through geomorphology and the process of elimination, we know with almostpercent certainty where the twenty eight missing men who supposedly were buried en masse in Deep Ravine will be found."/>
  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Douglas D. Scott
  • English
  • 15 September 2017
  • 0806132922

10 thoughts on “Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn

  1. Katherine Addison Katherine Addison says:

    One of the delightful things about used bookstores is that sometimes you find something you thought you d never see This book is one of those.This book is the compiled results of the 1983 85 archaeological investigations at the two sites of the Battle of the Little Bighorn the field where Custer and all of his men were killed and the hill where Reno and Benteen mostly Benteen kept their men together through a two day siege The archaeologists go over everything they found human bones, anima One of the delightful things about used bookstores is that sometimes you find something you thought you d never see This book is one of those.This book is the compiled results of the 1983 85 archaeological investigations at the two sites of the Battle of the Little Bighorn the field where Custer and all of his men were killed and the hill where Reno and Benteen mostly Benteen kept their men together through a two day siege The archaeologists go over everything they found human bones, animal bones, bullets, cartridge cases, buttons, tin cans, spurs, arrowheads, pocket knives , and they wring every last drop of information out of their finds One of the authors, Richard Fox, would go on to write one of my favorite books about the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Archaeology, History, and Custer s Last Battle, in which he uses the bullets and cartridge cases to trace the course of the battle two others, Douglas Scott and Melissa Connor, with a third author, P Willey, wrote They Died with Custer, about the human bones They discuss a number of mysteries and theories about the battle and bring their evidence to bear Extractor failure is not supported as a major factor in the defeat there is no evidence for mass suicide The men who may or may not be buried in Deep Ravine, the archaeologists conclude, have been buried so deeply by the vagaries of erosion and deposition that metal detectors can t see them and the excavations they were able to do couldn t go deep enough to find them.This is an academic book and is concommitantly dry, but it s an excellent snapshot of what archaeology does and a valuable factual perspective on the Battle of the Little Bighorn


  2. John Matthew John Matthew says:

    This is a science paper to refer to not a book to read.It is not something you can read cover to cover Maps need a scale.An order of battle would be nice Company C Company E Company F Company I Company L Company HQHow big was a company p 79 racially admixed adult p 150 anthropology of war p 163 General Order 13 Great care will therefore be exercised by all officers to prevent Indians from procuring the empty shells thrown away by troops by firing, either in action or at This is a science paper to refer to not a book to read.It is not something you can read cover to cover Maps need a scale.An order of battle would be nice Company C Company E Company F Company I Company L Company HQHow big was a company p 79 racially admixed adult p 150 anthropology of war p 163 General Order 13 Great care will therefore be exercised by all officers to prevent Indians from procuring the empty shells thrown away by troops by firing, either in action or at target practice p 230 aggrade p 243 osteobiography p 243 263 of 675 diedp 245 Company E Grey Horse Troops p 249 Caucasoid Mongoloid hybrid p 276 O ne cannot help but regret that the reburial detachment did not include a team of medicolegal experts detailed to describe carefully each skeleton as it was exhumed


  3. Charlie Brown Charlie Brown says:

    I got two books on the Little Bighorn fight because I knew that, as the result of a grass fire, the battle field had been examined by archeologists in 1984 and 1985 using metal detectors and modern forensic techniques This is one of the two books If you really care about history then here you can find statistics about the metal horshoe nails, hoof picks, cartridge cases, bullets and other artifacts bones, teeth, articles of clothing found in the research of the battlefield Of the two I r I got two books on the Little Bighorn fight because I knew that, as the result of a grass fire, the battle field had been examined by archeologists in 1984 and 1985 using metal detectors and modern forensic techniques This is one of the two books If you really care about history then here you can find statistics about the metal horshoe nails, hoof picks, cartridge cases, bullets and other artifacts bones, teeth, articles of clothing found in the research of the battlefield Of the two I read it first It is well written one must understand that it is written in the style of an article that will be submitted to a peer reviewed journal such as Nature or The New England Journal Of Medicine One of the several authors, Richard Fox, went on to write a book that goes deeper into the analysis of the artifacts This book provides support for Mr Fox s theses in Archeology, History, and Custer s Last Battle


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