Accession Number : ADA098882


Title :   The Crow Creek Site (39BF11) Massacre: A Preliminary Report,


Corporate Author : SOUTH DAKOTA UNIV VERMILLION ARCHAEOLOGY LAB


Personal Author(s) : Zimmerman,Larry J ; emerson,Thomas ; Willey,P ; Swegle,Mark ; Gregg,John B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a098882.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 368


Abstract : During the Summer of 1978 the skeletons of at least 486 individuals were excavated from the badly eroded and looted end of the fortification ditch of the Crow Creek site (39BF11) in Central South Dakota. The skeletal material was analyzed during the following year. This report documents the excavation and analysis of materials recovered. The site was occupied during the Initial Coalescent variant of the Coalescent tradition from the 14th Century A.D. The skeletons recovered showed evidence that the individuals had died in warfare; many showed evidence of mutilation. This document contains sections dealing with excavation, various aspects of demography, mutilation, pathology and recommendations for the site. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY , COMMUNITIES , SITES , HISTORY , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , EXCAVATION , ABNORMALITIES , SOUTH DAKOTA , BONES , AMERICAN INDIANS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE