Contributions to Knowle

Contributions to Knowle

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...From Silliman's Journal of Science and Art, vol. xxxiv, p. 91, "Along the space of twenty miles from this position," observes Mr. R. S. Taylor, " extending to the Four Lakes eastward, similar monuments, intermixed with plain tumuli, are seen at almost every mile, in the lowest situations as well as crowning the highest swells of the prairies; and they are still more numerous all around those beautiful but almost unknown lakes. It would be a ceaseless repetition of similar forms to figure many of these." PLATE XLI. ANCIENT WORKS, DA#E COUNTY, WISCONSIN. Number 1.--This group is figured both by Mr. R. C. Taylor and Prof. Locke. whose plans agree with great exactness. It occurs ten miles west of Madison, Dajde county, Wisconsin. The old Indian trail, now the military road, runs between the nose of one animal and the tail of the other. They lie on the borders of an undulating prairie, at the edge of the woodland, upon a gentle slope. A short distance (five hundred or six hundred feet) to the west of them is a natural swell of ground, with an artificial circular tumulus on the top of it, overlooking the two figures. No. 3 on the same Plate illustrates the method of survey adopted by Prof. Locke, and also gives an enlarged plan of the more perfect figure of the group. These effigies are the favorite resort of badgers, which, finding them raised and dry, have selected them for their burrows. Mr. Taylor suggests that these figures were intended to represent the fox. Prof. Locke, on the other hand, remarks that "they have an expression of agility and fleetness, and may have been intended to represent the cougar or American tiger, an animal still existing in that region." Number 2.--This group of works closely...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813146
  • 9781236813145