The Mound Builders: Being an Account of a Remarkable People that Once Inhabited the Valleys of the Ohio and Mississippi, Together with an Investigation Into the Archæology of Butler County, O.

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Robert Clarke & Company, 1879 - Butler County (Ohio) - 233 pages
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Page 39 - The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.
Page 108 - singular resemblance which the relic bears to the Egyptian cartouch,' it will be sufficient to direct attention to the reduplication of the figures, those upon one side corresponding with those upon the other, and the two central ones being also alike. It will be observed that there are but three scrolls or figures — four of one description and two of each of the others. Probably no serious discussion of the question, whether or not these figures are hieroglyphic;;!, is needed.
Page 59 - Between Chillicothe and Columbus, on the eastern border of the Scioto valley, not far from twenty may be selected, so placed in respect to each other, that it is believed, if the country were cleared of forests, signals of fire might be transmitted in a few minutes along the whole line. . On a hill opposite Chillicothe, nearly six hundred feet in height, the loftiest in the entire region, one of these mounds is placed ; after the fall of the leaves in autumn it is a conspicuous object from every...
Page 131 - These beds are entirely different from the system of field culture practiced by the Indians, and no similar remains are connected with the enclosures of Ohio. " It is evident that these beds do not belong to the epoch of the Mound Builders, for in some cases they extend over mounds which certainly would not have been permitted by the builders. Nor is it to be presumed that these Villagers immediately succeeded their predecessors, for these encroachments must have been made long after the mounds had...
Page 41 - The usual dimensions are, however, considerably less than the examples here given. The greater number range from six to thirty feet in perpendicular height, by forty to one hundred feet in diameter at the base.
Page 131 - Michigan. These beds exist in the richest soil in that part of the country. Some of the lines of the plats are rectangular and parallel, others are semicircular and variously curved, forming avenues, differently grouped and disposed. The ridges are low, averaging four feet in width, and the depth of the walk between them is about six inches.
Page 143 - The conical or wedge-shaped vertex is, in like manner, replaced by a well-rounded arch, curving equally throughout ; and with the exception of the flattened occiput, due, as I believe to artificial, though probably undesigned compression in infancy, the cranium is a uniformly proportioned example of an extreme brachycephalic skull.
Page 55 - ... is not so steep as to preclude cultivation. The top of the hill is not level but slightly convex, and presents a very even surface one hundred and fifty feet wide by one thousand long...
Page 115 - This is an irresolvable nebula, figured by Sir John Herschel, during his residence at the Cape of Good Hope. Its favourable position, as seen in southern latitudes, enabled Herschel to trace the outline of the nebula much farther than any preceding observer had done. The singular figure of this object seems to suggest some power of attraction operating on the particles of matter, or the...
Page 101 - ... of the quarrel and its issue. To his astonishment, his friend unhesitatingly declared that the prisoner had mistaken the whole series of incidents which had passed before his eyes. The supposed officer was not an officer at all, but the servant of a foreign ambassador ; it was he who had dealt the first blow ; he had not drawn his sword, but the other had snatched it from his side, and had run him through the body before any one could interfere ; whereupon a stranger from among the crowd knocked...

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