“THE PREHISTORIC WORLD: OR VANISHED 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.