January 3, 2011
Toward the end of the Ice Age, a man and child were laid to rest under a rock ledge on the Brazos River. They were placed in the fetal position and lavished with goods for a happy afterlife: red ochre pigment, seashells, hunting tools and fossilized shark teeth, a hawk's talon and a sewing needle. They were covered with turtle shells and limestone slabs. The skeletons of Horn Shelter would lay there for 11 millenia, while mammoths and saber-toothed tigers went extinct, pyramids were built, writing was invented and civilizations rose and fell.
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