Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee Volume 3

Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee Volume 3

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...implements included arrowpoints of chipped chert, including only types very common to the entire Wisconsin area, serrated "saws" or scrapers, and possibly spud-celts. They made pottery of at least two types since these two varieties were found indiscriminately mixed at the McClaughry Group. Type 3 pottery may represent a foreign product since but a single sherd was found. Type 1 pottery, the only type discovered at all sites examined, is the most common variety found in the state, whether from mound or camp sites. It is the typical pottery of the efligy mound culture. The area of distribution for type 2 pottery has not as yet been determined, but it has been reported from several other Wisconsin sites. The curved pottery pipes found at the McClaughry site belong to a general type found at surface sites in various parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. They are not at all like the stone pipes commonly occurring in mounds of the middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys and seen occasionally as surface finds as far north as Wisconsin. Very similar pottery pipes have been found in Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina,22 and stone pipes of the same shape from Tennessee and North Carolina" have been described. Somewhat similar pottery pipes from New York and Pennsylvania are to be seen in various eastern museums. The mounds tell a more detailed story of the burial customs of their builders. Their burials, in so far as we know, were in mounds. They apparently practiced flexed burial in the flesh--without specific orientation of the remains, simple and complex burial--following surface or scaffold burial, and to some extent cremation both in the flesh and of bones resulting from surface or scaffold burial. Instances of partial cremation...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236925475
  • 9781236925473