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Mason County Large Skeletons

Large Skeletons

In an old cultivated field stream with mussel shells, are one large and several small mounds. In all those were explored, there was a layer of skeletons on the natural surface,  and two, and sometimes three, other layers above them to a height of five feet. The appearance of the mounds justified the statement of Mr. Counch, and others at least one more layer had been removed during fifty years of steady cultivation. The skeletons were well preserved, many of them large, in a prostate position, with no particular arrangement.

12th Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology 1890-91, McCulloch Mound

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