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The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal, Volym 22
Stephen Denison Peet
Obegränsad förhandsgranskning - 1900
American ancient animal Antiquarian appears associated Assyria bearing builders building called carved character chief coast common connection considered contains covered cross customs dance described discovered east effigies especially evidence existed face fact feet figures follows four give given graves ground hand head human idea inches Indians indicate interesting journal known land language material miles mounds native natural notes notice object original ornaments passed picture present probably Prof published races reached recent reference region relics remains remarkable represent resemblance river rock ruins says seems seen shape shell side signs similar skulls Society specimens stage stone structure supposed surface symbolism tablets taken temple tion totem tribes various wall wide worship writing
Sida 22 - appear in various graceful shapes. Some arc laid off in recti-lineal and curvi-lineal figures, either distinct or combined in a fantastic manner, in parterres and scolloped work, with alleys between, and apparently ample walks leading in different directions.
Sida 70 - Having seen the best specimens of "mound" pottery obtained during the survey of Messrs. Squier and Davis, I do not hesitate to assert that the clay vessels fabricated at the Cahokia Creek were in every respect equal to those exhumed from the mounds of the Mississippi Valley, and Dr.
Sida 62 - The materialistic assumption that there is no such state of things, and that the life of the soul accordingly ends with the life of the body, is perhaps the most colossal instance of baseless assumption that is known to the history of philosophy.
Sida 198 - In the midst of desolation and ruin we looked back to the past, cleared away the gloomy forest, and fancied every building perfect, with its terraces and pyramids, its sculptured and painted ornaments, grand, lofty, and imposing, and overlooking an immense inhabited plain ; we called back into life the strange people who gazed at us in sadness from the walls ; pictured them, in fanciful costumes and adorned with plumes of feathers, ascending the terraces of the palace and the steps leading to the...
Sida 363 - The distance between the heels, by accurate measurement, is six inches and a quarter, and between the extremities of the toes, thirteen and a half. The length of these tracks is ten and a quarter inches, across the toes four inches and a half, as spread out, and but two and a half at the heel. Directly before the prints of these feet, within a few inches, is a well impressed and deep mark, having some resemblance to a scroll, or roll of parchment, two feet long, by a foot in width. To account for...
Sida 129 - ... stones at the bottom and set others at each end and each side on the edge; then laid the body in, generally on the back at full length, covered the grave with the same kind of stone laid as closely together as practicable without cement, sometimes laying smaller stones over the joints or cracks to keep the earth from falling into the grave. Then they covered the grave with earth, not generally more than two or three feet high.
Sida 357 - To the head of a Lizard, it united the teeth of a Crocodile ; a neck of enormous length, resembling the body of a Serpent : a trunk and tail having the proportions of an ordinary quadruped, the ribs of a Chameleon, and the paddles of a Whale.
Sida 363 - ... a race of men who were strangers to the art of tanning skins, and at a period much anterior to that to which any traditions of the present race of Indians reaches, derives additional weight from this peculiar shape of the feet. " In other respects, the impressions are strikingly natural, exhibiting the muscular marks of the foot with great precision and faithfulness to nature. This circumstance weakens very much the supposition that they may, possibly, be specimens of antique sculpture, executed...
Sida 86 - As we were descending the river we saw high rocks with hideous monsters painted on them, and upon which the bravest Indians dare not look. They are as large as a calf, with head and horns like a goat; their eyes red; beard like a tiger's; and a face like a man's. Their tails are so long that they pass over their heads and between their forelegs, under their belly, and end like a fish's tail. They are painted red, green, and black.