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I found a waterlogged cabbage that I was CERTAIN was a skull til I flipped it over. Honestly a waterlogged cabbage is horrifying enough
 

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When I start finding questionable things and remains, I close up shop and shag ass.

I'm a "let sleeping dogs lie" kinda guy..
When I start finding questionable things and remains, I close up shop and shag ass.

I'm a "let sleeping dogs lie" kinda guy..
I'm a Mailman, dogs know I'm coming a block away.
 

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I would go back there and poke around a little more.
That was fifty years ago. I don't think I could even find the place. The ribstone went to the university in Edmonton. In Alberta you aren't allowed to dig or excavate archeological sites so the structure would be off limits. I tried using google earth last night to find it but was unable to. I know the general area but that still is a lot of countryside. I believe many of the local first nations peoples put their dead in structures in trees so likely this partial skull was all that was left of the unfortunate individual. When I first spoke with the farmer that owned the land to get permission to look around, he refused. We talked for awhile and the next thing I knew he was driving me around to look at the structure and telling me all about the unusual things found on his land. Then he told me I could look all I wanted. I had just started when I found the skull. I only looked around for another few minutes and then got the heck out of there.
 

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Indian Burial grounds are usually off limits to any digging/excavating. you may have found more if you kept looking. maybe nowadays 50 years later off limits. Leon.
 

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Indian Burial grounds are usually off limits to any digging/excavating. you may have found more if you kept looking. maybe nowadays 50 years later off limits. Leon.
As far as I know, there weren't actual burial grounds around there. If a person died, they usually had the rights and placed the deceased on a platform in the trees whereever they happened to be at the time. I have heard from seniors that remember coming across platforms with deceased on them when they were homesteading. Our first nations peoples were largely nomadic. "After dying, individuals were traditionally dressed in ceremonial clothes, their faces were painted, and they were wrapped in buffalo robes. The body was then buried atop a hill, down in a ravine, or placed between the forks of a tree." (Blackfoot) https://www.everyculture.com/multi/A-Br/Blackfoot.html The area I found the skull in was traditionally Blackfoot territory. Just north of it was Cree and they did bury their dead.
 

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