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( eBook -PDF ) the Prehistoric World or Vanished Races, Part 2 by E.a. Allen

( eBook -PDF ) the Prehistoric World or Vanished Races, Part 2 by E.a. Allen

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 "The Prehistoric World: orVanished Races"
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"Prehistoric World: or Vanished Races"by E. A. AllenContinued
Illustration of Arrow Points.-----------------Implements of stone are of course abundant. But men, when in theculture of the Stone Age, having a common material to work upon,and under the pressure of common needs, have everywhere providedsimilar forms. For this reason it is hard to find distinctivepoints of difference between implements of stone of MoundBuilders' work and a series of similar implements the work of Indians. We are assured, however, that when examining a seriesof each, those of the Mound Builders display a superiorfinish. The preceding wood-cut represents a collection of arrow-points found in the mounds, but they are not particularlyso distinguishable from specimens found on the surface.Great numbers of arrow-points are occasionally found on altars.Here we have a view of one of the stone axes fashioned by thehands that heaped the mounds. It is certainly a veryfine specimen.
Get any book for free on: www.Abika.com530 Illustration of Ax found in a Mound.------------The Mound Builders must have had all the varieties of stoneimplements common to people in their stage of culture, such asaxes, fleshers, and chisels. They also must have possessedmortars and pestles for grinding corn, and some implementsdid duty as hoes and spades. We represent in a group acollection of weapons and implements from the mounds and stonegraves of Tennessee. All these articles are finely finished.One of the axes has a hole bored through it. One of them isfurther provided with a stone handle, and is characterized asbeing the "most beautiful and perfect stone implement everexhumed from the aboriginal remains within the limits of theUnited States."Illustration of Weapons of Stone from Tennessee. (Smith Inst.)--People in the culture of the Stone Age make but very rare useof metal, as metals are to them simply varieties of stone, much

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