Fort Neoheroka Excavation
The following photos are of
artifacts taken from Fort Neoheroka, or are photos of the site
What is not shown are the thermal images of the ground where the mass
grave lies. Images of over 900 skulls were found. That makes
this the largest Indian massacre burial site in the country.
this soil, which is acid, bones deteriorate quickly, but because of the
fire set to burn down the fort at the end of the battle, the bones were sealed,
preserving the calcium and other minerals of the bone, which show on
thermal imaging. Dried peaches and peas were also found, sealed in
this manner by the fire.
Tomahawk heads, spear points, in the box and
above are bone needles for weaving , lower right corner bone fish hooks, the
stones with holes are arrow straighteners. Similar ones are used today,
just not made out
approx. 24 inches tall
Same cookware again but trying to show the parts not
burned that were probably broken and buried in the sand
before the fire.