Science: Funeral in Georgia

The Kolomoki Mounds State Park in southwestern Georgia gets its name from several Indian mounds, relics of a forgotten people who lived 600 years ago. One of them, recently excavated by Dr. William H. Sears of the University of Georgia, is called "Mound D" by archeologists. What the Indians called it may never be known, but the tale of its building must have scared many generations of prehistoric children. Mound D was the scene of the goriest funeral ever held in the state of Georgia.

Carefully, layer by layer, Dr. Sears stripped the mound, which...

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