The story of an archaeological fraud
MY LIE ON THE PLAINS
"Certainly there is (no) archaeological evidence of a swirling, furious finale to the Custer battle - no famous last stand."
Richard A. Fox, Archaeology, History and Custer's Last battle, page 201
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL "SUCCESS"
Number of relics of Keogh’s men (.45/55 ammunition) found on the Keogh area:
6 cartridges [Fox, Archaeology, page 115 (fig 7-12)]
Number of men killed in the Keogh area: more than 100 (remains of Calhoun’s and Harrington’s companies)
Number of cartridges used per man if we follow the archaeological fraud: less than 0.06
Number of volleys fired by the sole company I if we follow the archaeological fraud: 0.12
Number of relics of Custer’s men (.45-55 ammunition) found on Custer Hill (Last Stand Hill):
5 cartridges [Fox, Archaeology, page 115 (fig 7-14)]
Number of horses discovered in a circle on Custer Hill, after Custer’s battle: 39
Number of men discovered behind their horses on Custer Hill: 42
Number of cartridges used per man if we follow the archaeological fraud: 0.12
LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN