At 07:14 AM 9/5/2006, Bill Turner wrote:
>On Tue, 5 Sep 2006 13:58:07 -0000, "Marc Wullaert ON4MA"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >I was looking at my inbox and found this mail. Just curious was there
> >a answer from the poster ?
> >marc on4ma
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>I was under the impression that Native Americans did not bury their
>dead, but I suppose there could be exceptions.
Depends on which Americans you're talking about.. some do, some
don't. Some did, some didn't (practices change). There's some cultures
which have organized cemeteries and others that don't. Remains can also
wind up somewhere as the result of an event like a house burning down. And
then, you can wind up with remains that were originally in one place
winding up in another (there's a famous cave in England called Wookey Hole
that locals thought was haunted (Wookey = Witch) because bones would
magically appear at the cave mouth; prehistoric folks interred their dead
in the cave, and when the water level rose in the River Wye...).
All this makes for an interesting life for would-be developers in some
areas of the country: the moderately densely populated in prehistory by
non-cemetary using cultures, not too developed until recently: the remains
are still there, scattered widely. An anthropologist friend of mine
comments that in some areas of Southern California, you can't kick over a
rock without finding cultural artifacts and potential remains.
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