The Agassiz Record; Devoted to All Branches of Natural Science Volume 1

The Agassiz Record; Devoted to All Branches of Natural Science Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... Another one is the. 34 TM Agassiz Record. v were only those which the Indians of agate, and chalcedony. Ihave been found and converted to their own use. told of one that was made of rock crysArrow-heads were made for three tal, but I have never seen one of that different purposes. Those of the first material. class and some of those of the second Nineteen out of every twenty are, and third classes were made for the however, made from ordinary flint. I purpose of being used upon the enemy, do not include those made of metal, war points, in fact. Those of the first such as are found in thefiraves of the class, having barbs, could not be with prehistoric people known as the"Mound drawn-from the body, even if they Builders," on account of the large merely entered the flesh three or four mounds built by them in Oregon, Ohio, inches, without greatly enlarging and Tennessee, and other parts of the row, that method of procedure would clearly be impossible. The triangular arrowheads of the second class, were intended to act in the same manner, as were all those of the third class. Being of such a shape, they could not be firmly attached to the shaft. Any attempt therefore to withdraw them would cause them to pull of f the stick leaving the arrowhead in the wound, a source ofinflamation. Those of the other classes were made, for game arrows, and for merely wounding. The blunt pointed ones were intended in all probability for the latter purpose. Arrowheads are found in all sizes some not any larger than a five cent piece, while others are six or seven inches in length, and two or three inches wide.. Some are made of granite or some stone softer than flint, others are made BIRD VOICES.-LYNDS JONES. It seems to be pretty generally...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936973
  • 9781236936974