During their seasonal travels the natives probably accumulated the bones of their dead, returning periodically to the location of the Gray Site for formal burial ceremonies. The bones were interred in composite groups, including those of a number of children and one or more adult crania. The associated artifacts and the character of the burial remains reveal the antiquity of the ritual and ceremonialism that was typical of the PLAINS NATIVES of the historic period.
The Gray Burial Site, which is about 5000 years old, was declared a National HISTORIC SITE in 1973 because it is one of the oldest burial sites in the Plains.
Author JAMES F.V. MILLAR Rev: MÉLANIE FAFARD
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