Life Lore Volume 1

Life Lore Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...were found to be the bones of horses, bullocks, pigs, birds, and fishes. In consequence of this discovery, Prof. G. LindstrSm commissioned Dr. L. Kolmodin to carry out excavations in this cave in a scientific manner; and the result is that indubitable remains of cave-dwellers have been found. The cave is situated about 20 metres above the sea-level, and consists of two parts, an outer one, about 12 metres long and 7 metres wide at the mouth, and an inner one, about 9 metres long and I.J metre wide; the latter leading into a transverse gallery running south-west and north-east. Dr. Kolmodin began by excavating the layers at the mouth of the cave, and here he encountered, almost in the exact spot where the fireplace had been, a grave 5 metres in length, 2 J metres in width, and 3'2 metres in depth. There are alternate layers of ashes and charcoal, interspersed with remains of the animals named above. The bones of "domestic" animals decrease in quantity downwards, whilst those of seals increase. The explorer found, at a depth of 24 decimetres, fragments of coarse pottery of a primitive kirrd and some chips of flint; at a depth of 28 decimetres an implement of flint; and in the lowest layer, at 32 decimetres depth, two small drills of bone. Several of the fragments of pottery found below a depth of 24 decimetres bore traces of simple ornamentation. Everywhere in the layers were found bits of granite and chalk, clearly showing that they had been split by fire. Most of the bones had been split or crushed, and the marrow extracted. Among the remains was part of a human cranium. It may be added that the island on which the discovery was made is only a couple of hundred acres in extent, and uninhabited. Scavengers Of The Beach.--M. Hallez has...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633156
  • 9781236633156