Annual Report of the Executive Committee: With Accompanying Papers, Volym 1

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Sidan 35 - All the sides and roof of the cabin is made of bark, bound fast to poles set in the ground, and bent round on the top, or set aflat for the roof as we set our rafters; over each fire-place they leave a hole to let out the smoke, which in rainy weather they cover with a piece of bark...
Sidan 41 - ... a single house, because the whole is under one roof; otherwise it would seem more like a range of buildings, as it is divided into seven distinct apartments, each thirty feet square, by means of broad boards set on end from the floor to the roof.
Sidan 17 - Etruria," second edition, 1878, vol. I. p. 183. Mr. Dennis is speaking of discoveries at Castel d'Asso. tributions of individuals interested in archaeological studies. Relying upon being supplied with what may be required for undertakings worthy of the design with which the Institute was founded, your committee have carefully laid out a scheme of operations, both in our own country and in the Old World, which they proceed to lay before you. Considering the recent origin of a true science of archaeology,...
Sidan 52 - The room was fifteen feet by ten; the walls were made of adobes; the partitions of substantial beams; the floor laid with clay. In one corner were a fireplace and chimney. Everything was clean and tidy. Skins, bows and arrows, quivers, antlers, blankets, articles of clothing and ornament, were hanging from the walls or arranged upon shelves. Vases, flat dishes, and gourds filled with meal or water were standing along one side of the room. At the other end was a trough divided into compartments, in...
Sidan 35 - This cabin is about eighty feet long and seventeen broad, the common passage six feet wide, and the apartments on each side five feet, raised a foot above the passage by a long sapling, hewed square, and fitted with joists that go from it to the back of the house ; on these joists they lay large pieces of bark, and on extraordinary occasions spread mats made of rushes : this...
Sidan 32 - I, 13. other gentes ; consequently, ft\&gens or clan of the mother predominated in numbers in the household, descent being in the female line. Whatever was taken in the hunt, or raised by cultivation by any member of the household, was for the common benefit. Provisions were held as common stock within the household. Thelroquoishad but one cooked meal each day, — a dinner. Eachhousehold, in the matter of the management of their food, was under the care of a matron. When the daily meal had been...
Sidan 6 - Societies, is formed for the purpose of promoting and directing archaeological investigation and research, — by sending out expeditions for special investigation, by aiding the efforts of independent explorers, by publication of archaeological papers, and of reports of the results of the expeditions which the Institute may undertake or promote, and by any other means which may from time to time appear desirable.
Sidan 41 - Chopunnish fashion, with sticks, straw, and dried grass. It contains twenty-four fires, about double that number of families, and might perhaps muster one hundred fighting men.
Sidan 75 - Battery, made a poor show for a city. The most credulous reader would readily perceive that it was a misnomer to call them the ruins of a city; wherefore the suggestions of Mr. Stephens, that "considering the space now occupied by the ruins as the site of palaces, temples, and public buildings, and supposing the houses of the inhabitants * * * of frail and perishable materials to have disappeared * * * the city may have covered an immense extent.
Sidan 64 - The four buildings contain in the aggregate seventysix apartments, which vary in size from ten to twelve feet wide, and from twenty to thirty feet long. There are twenty single apartments, and twenty-four pairs of apartments, half of which, as in the Governor's House, are dark, except as they are lighted from the doorway of the room in front. In the structure on the right, in the figure, there are six rooms connected with each other, which number is 1 Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, I., 299.

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