Report of the Board of Regents Volume 32

Report of the Board of Regents Volume 32

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... field-notes contain the following: "Thursday, Jane 10.--The ridge in sec. 26, T. 9, R. 6 W., is very narrow and steep on each side. Ridge is not over thirty yards wide, and the crest has numerous long, Btraiht mounds on it conforming to it. The view from here is very fine. The mound-builders chose the ends of the ridges overlooking the Miss. River for their mounds. Saw a man-shaped mound near J post between sees. 36 & 35, T. 9, R. 6 W." Fig. 16 is a pencil-sketch drawn by Mr. Strong from the sketch contained in his field-notes: The field-notes contain the following in relation to the drawing (Fig. 16): "On the man-effigies the body and breast bulge np much higher than the rest. They look like a man lying on his back. Mounds all about three feet high. Arms and legs on these mounds about ten feet wide. Mounds in S.W. sec. 26, T. 9, R. 6 W., on crest of ridge." "Saturday, June 12.--Went with Dr.--Wight (Dr. O. W. Wight, then chief geologist) and father and George (Geo. Haven, assistant), and dug up mound (B, Fig. 16). The mound was made of clay, and easy digging. Found in bottom a thin stratum of hard clay, with a whitish substance which may have been decayed bones." The accompanying drawing (Fig. 17) is made from a sketch found in the field-notes. The field-notes contain the following in relation to this mound (Fig. 17): "Man-mound on west fork of the Kickapoo River, in N. W. J sec. 27, T. 12, E. 3 W." THE MOUNDS AND OSTEOLOGY OF TIIE MOUND-BUILDERS OF WISCONSIN. By J. N. Deiiart, M. D., of Mendota, Wis. Along the northern and eastern shores of Lake Mendota, or Lake of the Great Spirit, as it was called by the aborigines, many mounds are found, whose outlines are quite distinct, and...
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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771354
  • 9781236771353