First Annual Report of the Executive Committee: With Accompanying Papers


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Sidan 7 - ... 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 - Italy is not yet half explored ; that very much yet remains to be brought to light, — a persuasion founded upon such discoveries as this." ' Such has been the work of the past year. The work to be prosecuted during the coming year must depend in great measure upon the means provided for it by the members of the Institute, and by con1 "Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria," second edition, 1878, vol. I. p. 183. Mr. Dennis is speaking of discoveries at Castel d'Asso. tributions of individuals interested...
Sidan 32 - 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 27 - A study of the houses of the American aborigines; with suggestions for the exploration of the ruins in New Mexico, Arizona, the valley of the San Juan, and in Yucatan and Central America.
Sidan 7 - 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 53 - 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 1 - Indians that came with us were placed over against us; this cabin is about 80 feet long, and 17 broad, the common passage 6 feet wide; and the apartments on each side 5 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...
Sidan 34 - The walls of the octagon are very bold, and, where they have been least subject to cultivation, are now between eleven and twelve feet in height by about fifty feet base. The wall of the circle is much less, nowhere measuring over four or five feet in altitude. In all these respects, as in the absence of a ditch, and the presence of the two small circles, this work resembles the Hopeton Works.
Sidan 50 - Their community consists of a hundred labradores, or working men; their lands are held and wrought in common, and the products are shared by all. Their food is prepared at one hut, and every family sends for its portion, which explains a singular spectacle we had seen on our arrival, a procession of women and children, each carrying an earthen bowl containing a quantity of smoking hot broth, all coming down the same road, and disappearing among the different huts.
Sidan 10 - They have no cotton wool growing, because the country is cold, yet they wear mantles thereof, as your Honor may see by the show thereof [specimens must have been sent with the Relation] ; and true it is that there was found in their houses cotton yarn made of cotton wool.

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