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Friends Donates $3,500 For Little Bighorn River Oxbow Archeological Survey

Superintendent Kate Hammond presented us with an opportunity to help fund an archeological survey
project at the battlefield. For the survey, electric pulse induction, a technology never before used at the battlefield, would be used to search for metal objects to a depth of up to three feet. The project was performed in July 2010 under the direction of Dr. Douglas Scott, retired NPS Archeologist and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at The University of Nebraska - Lincoln. The area to surveyed was the neck of an oxbow loop in the Little Bighorn River, one of three within the National Monument boundary, but the one most imminently threatened to be washed away and with it any undiscovered battle-related and cultural artifacts. A proposal was put to the Friends Board of Directors to provide $5,000, which added to the $3,700 of allotted National Park Service money, would fund the survey in full. “That is wonderful news - thank you!” said Kate Hammond, Little Bighorn Battlefield Superintendent, when hearing of the Friends board approval for funding.

Go here for more details and to read Dr. Douglas Scott's reports.

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