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THE SOUTH DAKOTA REBURIAL PROGRAM AND THE DISCOVERY OF A POSSIBLE PREHISTORIC DWARF

Stephen P. Langdon, P. Willey and Rick W. Cummins
Plains Anthropologist
Vol. 38, No. 145, MEMOIR 27: PREHISTORY AND HUMAN ECOLOGY OF THE WESTERN PRAIRIES AND NORTHERN PLAINS. PAPERS IN HONOR OF ROBERT A. ALEX (1941-1988) (1993), pp. 271-281
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25669193
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THE SOUTH DAKOTA REBURIAL PROGRAM AND THE DISCOVERY OF A POSSIBLE PREHISTORIC DWARF
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Abstract

For the past decade, the South Dakota Archaeological Research Center, through the initiative of Robert Alex, has maintained a working relationship with the University of Tennessee to analyze human skeletal remains. This paper outlines the history of contract skeletal analysis and the reburial of archaeological remains in South Dakota. Because skeletons are now analyzed before reburial, much new information has been gained. One such case is a possible dwarf skeleton from the Twin site (39BF206). These remains indicate that major congenital anomalies occurred in prehistoric South Dakota and allow us to suggest cultural interpretations concerning infanticide and altrusitic behavior.

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