The American Naturalist Volume 19

The American Naturalist Volume 19

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...out into the barn, and when he returned through the well room we have no doubt he gave us notice he wished for water; but we did not observe it. As we passed into the kitchen we turned to close the door after the dog, and there he stood upon the threshold, with such a look of intense yearning coupled with astonishment on his face, that we at once recognized his demand and supplied him with water. We thought that if there was not soul behind that look, the Creator of us all had surpassed Himself in lighting up the cold clay with the light of life. We don't say it can't be done, but we do not believe it is done.--Brunswick Telegraph. ANTHROPOLOGY.1 Anthropology At The New Orleans Exposition.--Every allusion to anthropology in New Orleans should begin with Dr. Joseph Jones, author of the Smithsonian contribution entitled the Stone graves of Tennessee. Since writing this contribution Dr. Jones has utilized his leisure from an arduous profession to continue his researches in American archaeology and in the various living problems which his position of president of the Board of Health brought, before him. His splendid cabinet occupies one entire side of his house and contains nothing but the chef d'oeuvres of American aboriginal art. Dr. Jones has in his possession a relic which will interest active archaeologists. At Selzertown, fourteen miles from Nachez, is a celebrated mound mentioned by Squier and Davis, covering about five acres of ground and about fifty feet high. The top of the mound is truncated and the sides indicate that the structure was formerly a regular teocalli erection. Into this Dr. Jones drove a trench twenty feet horizontally and fifteen feet deep, coming upon cedar posts and charcoal mixed with ashes. Beneath these ashes more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 962g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752457
  • 9781236752451