The Indians Of Greater New York And The Lower Hudson (volume 3)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byClark Wissler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... started work on a large steel plant which now covers the entire ground once occupied by this site. As the sand was dug out and carted away, the shell pits, fireplaces and refuse dump of a large village were exposed and many examined by us. Later the village cemetery also came to light. Probably from fifty to one hundred pits were exposed in all, during the years 1903-7, and the contents of most of these were lost. These pits were bowl-shaped and, like those at the site at Arlington station, averaged from four to six feet in width; the average depth was from three to six feet. In some cases, the pits had the appearance of having been used for some time, probably as garbage dumps. A layer of fresh clean sand having been thrown over them when they became offensive, a new deposit of refuse was started, a practice which now may be observed sometimes among both Whites and Indians. In one case, the complete skeleton of a dog, laid out in regular order on one side, was found. It was buried at a considerable depth, and covered with a layer of oyster shells and charcoal. The abundance of potsherds on this site was remarkable, and the earthenware varied greatly in quality and design. The majority of the specimens were of the typical Algonkin type, but some were distinctly Iroquoian in design. The constricted neck, raised and peaked rim, notched angle, and, in one case, a crude attempt at depicting the human face,-- pointed clearly to the influence of the Mohawk or other Iroquois. The fragments of the vessel just referred to, showed the pot to have been one of very large size. It was decorated by a scries of incised lines in a sort of chevron pattern; at intervals, curious little knobs occurred on which the human face was represented by three incised lines,-- two for the ey...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... started work on a large steel plant which now covers the entire ground once occupied by this site. As the sand was dug out and carted...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217587917

ISBN - 13:9780217587914

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