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    From a cave in Utah first examined by Richard Wetherwill in 1893:

    http://westerndigs.org/skeletons-in-...ar-study-says/
    Rhode Island

  • #2
    Thanks Charlie and thanks for the link.
    Can you imagine making that find?
    Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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    • #3
      Great article Charlie thanks for the link
      TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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      • #4
        Thanks for the read Charlie. Interesting how the experts interpret a site and come up with very different conclusions.
        Michigan Yooper
        If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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        • #5
          Thanks for that link fabulous read.
          Made me wonder if there was a retaliatory strike or if it
          diminished their capacity to make a come back.
          Jess B.
          It is a "Rock" when it's on the ground.
          It is a "Specimen" when picked up and taken home.

          ​Jessy B.
          Circa:1982

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          • #6
            You're welcome, guys. Just browsing the website itself, and find it to be excellent!
            http://westerndigs.org/
            Rhode Island

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            • #7
              Good stuff Charlie!! I can't imagine finding something like that!
              Southern Connecticut

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              • #8
                Very interesting, Charlie.
                You might also be interested in the attached paper: “The Archaeology of War: A North American Perspective” by Patricia Lambert. Discussing the Utah cave finds, she comments:
                “Many heads and jaws show signs of bludgeoning, and cut marks on some crania suggest trophy taking of heads, scalps, and ears. Age and sex biases further suggest the capture of some women and children (Hurst and Turner, 1993; Turner and Turner, 1999, pp. 59–65), a common practice worldwide among warring groups (e.g., Chagnon, 1992; Fadiman, 1982; Hasenstab, 2000; Otterbein, 2000).”

                Not quite sure how cranial cuts are suggestive of the taking of heads themselves (as opposed to removal of ears and scalps from heads). Maybe that’s an unintended error.
                   ArchaeologyofWarNorthAmerica.pdf
                I keep six honest serving-men (they taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.

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                • #9
                  Thank you for that additional info, Roger!
                  Rhode Island

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                  • #10
                    Here is some copy of work which references William A Ritchie's early work at Lamoka Lake He was making soem assumptions about warfare in Archaic times. Called the two groups Long Heads and Round Heads. http://curtinarchaeology.com/blog/20...lake-new-york/
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                    • #11
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                      Interesting reads Guys!
                      Same stuff, different day: the end of the Susquehannocks.
                      http://www.spanishhill.com/susquehan...eirstory.shtml
                      If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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