Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University Volume 5

Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University Volume 5

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...pits of Mr. Ahrendt presented today some rocks broken by fracturing (71007), in the stratified sand 10 to 12 feet below the surface, also a sand-worn rock (71008). July 26; I visited Kuser's Woods and the vicinity. This is about three miles north northeast of the terrace bluff and near the woods is an elevation that in a way corresponds with that upon which Dr. Abbott's house is situated. As the town is spreading to the eastward several new roads have been laid out through this region; in the grading of one of these through the Columbian gravel which here succeeds the Trenton gravel towards the east, a large quantity of material was removed; a 1 These numbers refer to the specimens as catalogued In the Peabody Museum of Harvard University where they can be examined by anyone Interested. bank was thus left on eacli side four or more feet high, which the recent rains had washed and undermined; I made a search here in the freshly exposed bank and found a specimen under the overhang about three feet below the original surface, lying on the washed gravel; apparently it had rolled out with the gravel, which is clear Columbian (71009) No. 1 of this date. On the surface of a freshly ploughed field south of the elevation and about half way to the bluff of the terrace I found (71010) Xo. 2 of this date; it is interesting because of its resemblance to one I found in the sand pits deep below the surface in undisturbed sand some time ago.1 There are several specimens in my collection at the American Museum of Natural History in New York from the Columbian gravel at White Horse Road about two miles south of Kuser's Woods. This field is still new (I mean the search for traces of man in the Columbian gravel), and deserves study. Aug. 3; I examined the gravel...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236580427
  • 9781236580429