Archaeology Archaeology - Secrets Of The Little Bighorn
One of America’s most famous historical landmarks is The Little Bighorn, a site where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and more than 250 troopers of the 7th US Calvary rode to their deaths on June 25, 1876. Though detailed facts of the event were unknown, the battle became shrouded in tales of myth and mystery that have endured for over a century. Now, by retracing the pattern of bullets and cartridge cases across the Custer battlefield, archaeologists have been able to generate a unique computer simulation of the final, fatal moments of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This cutting-edge reconstruction, which stresses Native American triumph rather than Custer’s defeat, represents a dramatic reversal in the way the battle has been traditionally portrayed.