Indian Habitations in Sussex County, New Jersey Volume 8-13

Indian Habitations in Sussex County, New Jersey Volume 8-13

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...and about 9 feet along the outside. There was nothing on the floor to hint at Indian occupation, but the back wall in the left-hand portion of the shelter was smoke-stained and here, near the wall, a fireplace was discovered, reaching down 1 5 inches and extending far into a pocket. Beneath 3 inches of soil it contained deer bones, unio shells, a few chips, several large flint nodules, seemingly carried here as raw material for future implement-making and four or five tiny pieces of pottery. (21-44-3-9-7.) Pequest Ri'z/er.--A fishing place three-fourths of a mile south of the rock shelter on the west bank of Pequest River, on the Lewis farm. (21-44-6-3-7.) Two camp sites and fishing places of considerable size farther down stream, also on the west bank of Pequest River, both on the Straley farm. (21-44-6-6-1; 5-2, 3.) A village site opposite the last two places on j. S. Appleman's farm, on the east bank of Pequest River, ' between the road and ' a brook. Since several corn pounders and a hoe, as well as many other fine specimens of primitive industry, have been picked up at this site, we may presume that the Indians cultivated fields in this vicinity. (21-4476-6-1.) Two fishing places farther upstream on the east bank of Pequest River and scattered relics'still fartherlnorth on the high ground at the bend of the river. (21-44-6-3-8; 3-5, 8; 3-2.) A small site north of a brook, about half a mile northwest of Tranquility. (21-44-8-6-5.) Tranquility--Four sites at Tranquility on the banks of Trout Brook and at the foot of Allamuchy Mountain. Three of them are on high ground north of the brook. The most easterly one proved to be an inferior site, but the other two have been remarkably prolific in all sorts of prehistoric...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836995
  • 9781236836991