Indian Burial in West Virginia

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Indian Burial in West Virginia

Postby ohiocaver » Oct 13, 2015 10:42 am

From Appalachian Magazine, reports of an Indian burial site:
http://appalachianmagazine.com/2015/10/ ... elk-river/
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Re: Indian Burial in West Virginia

Postby hewhocaves » Oct 14, 2015 8:45 am

Yeah. Almost assuredly recent based on the freshness of the rocks, the narrowness of the wall (a 10,000 year old wall would have collapsed long ago), the rarity of such a find and the (presumed) completeness of the corpses. He's as unlikely to have uncovered some grisly murder scene as an Indian find.
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Re: Indian Burial in West Virginia

Postby graveleye » Oct 14, 2015 1:03 pm

John, you're ruining our fun! :tonguecheek:
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Re: Indian Burial in West Virginia

Postby BrianFrank » Oct 15, 2015 11:05 am

I think the article stated the wall was built around the turn of the century by people not knowing what was further back in the cave. I think they are guessing the age of the skeletons.

Here is a video on the find, but it doesn't say anything about there being skeletons. http://goo.gl/0p5za3

Here is a FaceBook post that has more info about the find. https://goo.gl/kW3WiV

Note that Ray Hartzell, the person that made the find posted this in the above referenced FaceBook post, in the comments section. Also, his brother-in-law stated in another FaceBook post that they have not given anyone the actual location of the cave until someone can research the find.
"Thanks for the post!! Actually, I found two separate tombs, a wall structure, like the one that was Ben's run or mount carbon, and several smaller mounds. I was exploring a remote area of the county and came upon fragmented sections of the wall. I then followed the wall to a clifftop, the tomb pictured is in the base of the cliff. The wall itself, circles the entire valley. The artifacts were in the pictures tomb. I have not thoroughly investigated the second one. Mainly because it is at the top of a very steep tall mountain, and is a pain to get to, lol. I will send you more pictures when I get a free moment."

I don't know any of these people, I just did a quick search on FaceBook for their names and came up with this.

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