Certain River Mounds of Duval County, Florida; Two Sand Mounds on Murphy Island, Florida. Certain Sand Mounds of the Ocklawaha River, Florida

Certain River Mounds of Duval County, Florida; Two Sand Mounds on Murphy Island, Florida. Certain Sand Mounds of the Ocklawaha River, Florida

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Reddie Larger mound near Reddie Point. (Full Point. (Full size.) size.) about the same size, oblong with rounded corners (Fig. 52) and a portion of another. At the end on one side of each of the three unbroken ones was a flat circular deposit of bitumen, used for purposes of attachment. About 25 yards east of this mound was another with a height of about 1.5 feet and a diameter of base of 60 feet. It was completely dug through. No copper was present in this mound. In other respects it resembled many mounds of the neighborhood as to deposits of mica, pebble hammers, arrowheads, and the like. MoUNi) AT DANiizL's LANDING. This mound, about one-quarter of a mile in a northerly direction from the landing, had long been under cultivation, and had previously been dug into to a considerable extent. Its height was 2.5 feet; its diameter of base, 60 feet. It was virtually demolished. The usual fragments of shell, mica, etc., were present with fragmentary human remains. Low MOUNDS AT ALICIA. On the property of John G. Driggs, Esq., of Jacksonville, to whom our thanks are tendered for permission to investigate, at Alicia, about 400 yards in from the landing, were four low mounds. /llozmd A. Height, 3.5 feet; diameter of base, 45 feet. This mound was about two-thirds demolished by us, human remains in small fragments being encountered at three points. Near the center was a mass of sandstone pitted on either side, weighing about ten pounds. Nothing else of interest was encountered. Joining mounds A and B was a causeway about 28 feet long, 1 foot 4 inches in height, with an average width of 12 feet at the base. Mound B. A considerable portion of this mound had been carted away for use on the neighboring orange grove. The discovery of many art...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929772
  • 9781236929778