Burial Mounds

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On December 20, 1937, Floyd noted that this woman stood in a "Ditch running westward from Irene Mound across N. part of the small burial mound. The tin cover (half of an old galv. iron barrel) covers a human bone discovered in excavating. That bone is probably part of a 'bunched' burial." In 1898, Clarence Moore, a researcher from the Smithsonian's Bureau of Ethnology, traveled across the United States trying to identify Native American burial mounds. He visited the Irene Mound in Savannah, and found 19 burials in a small area south of the 1937 excavations.

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