The Diegueno Ceremony of the Death Images

The Diegueno Ceremony of the Death Images

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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: ...on the local Indians. Nevertheless, some of the coarse, heavy forms found do not seem adapted to any other use." Fig. n', the largest flint found at Schley avenue, is composed 1 Skinner, Alanson, Chronological Relations of Coastal Algonkian Culture, Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Congress of Americanists, Vllashington, December. 1915. 1 Aboriginal Chipped Stone Implements of New York, Bull. 16, New York State Museum, p. 38. ' Since the above passage was written, the author has found a facsimile of a native drawing of an Indian bearing a spear in his hand, appended to the Hackensack and Tappan Indian deed for the sale of Staten Island to Hendrick Van der Cappellen in July, I657. This may be found in Fernow's Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New York, o.s. vol. x1v, n.s. vol. 111, p. 394. of a mottled gray and yellow chalcedony. It came from the undisturbed yellow soil under the deepest part of Deposit A. Fig. 0' is of coarse, white quartz, and is unusual in that it has two notches in one side. The second or upper of these notches, moreover, has been made by pecking instead of being chipped. Fig. q' shows a thinly wrought fragment of a knife-blade of gray flint resembling the stone commonly used in central and western New York. ' Figs. j', l', represent two drills, the only perfect specimens of this class obtained. Fig. l', of dull-red-jasper, is from the beach. Fig. j', of green jasper, was found in the shellheap. Fig. m', a rare form in this locality, is a broken white quartz triangle that has been rechipped to make a serrated scraper. One or two serrated scrapers from Staten Island are in our collection, but otherwise they seem almost absent from New York...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764919
  • 9781236764911