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Gorgets placed with the important Early Woodland burials at McKees Rocks Mound. The bottom gorget was placed with the central burial in the earliest portion of the mound; while the upper gorget was placed with the central burial in the second mound stage. Photograph by the author. Collection access courtesy of the Section of Anthropology of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

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  1. Selena says:

    Good day osiyo I am from the north woodland Indians my ancestors are accomacke Indians and Wampanoag Indians also known today as Cherokee Indians ,the mounds were used for burials and different ceremonies and anytime you disturb the dead it is indeed a desecration whether or not the body is removed or not it is disturbed .we were very connected to earth and land we were advanced people regardless of the stories they tell and you’ll never figure out why and how the mounds were built because we we’re people who traveled we spent winters were it was warm and summers were it was cool and as we traveled our people died along the way I’m not going to tell you everything because everything is not for you to know ,but what I will tell you is that we never ever called ourselves Native Americans , nor black nor African American they were and we still are the copper colored tribe of the Americas and clans and today I identify as An American Indian not native because anyone born in our country is a native see we were sprung from the soil.. of the Americas from the South Pole to the North Pole and that is why the American Indians are the Original people of the Americas……….

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