Fox on Custer Hill

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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
  

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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
 
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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

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