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Identifier: journalofacademy2101acad
Title: Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Year: 1817 (1810s)
Authors: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Subjects: Natural history
Publisher: [Philadelphia : The Academy]
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library


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ed vessel of earthenware. Shields Mound.(Full size.) with the occasional occurrence of the complicated stamped decoration, though notof the patterns found so abundantly in several neighboring low mounds, but want-ing in the great Grant mound less than one mile distant. Fig. 4 shows a compli-cated stamped decoration from the Shields mound. Portions of two vessels in fragments, with cord-marked decoration, werecolored inside and out with crimson pigment. Margins corresponding to missingparts gave evidence of ancient fracture, and it was clear that here, as in manyother mounds demolished by us, broken, and consequently otherwise useless, vesselshad been utilized for mortuary purposes. During the investigation, nine entire vessels, none of so much as one quartcapacity, were met with, including three unfortunately badly broken at the time ofdiscovery. None were of special interest as to shape or decoration, and all wereimperforate as to the base, if we except a toy vessel shown in Fig. -3.

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Fig. 10.— Implement of sedimentary rock. Shields mound(Full size.) Fig. 8.—Polished hatcher of igneous rock.Shields mound. (Full size.) CERTAIN RIVER MOUNDS OF DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA. 459 A diminutive vessel, representing a sitting bird and to a certain extent recall-ing Tennessee forms of earthenware, was the only variation from common types(Fig. 6). Height, 2 inches; length. 3 inches; depth of bowl, .8 of one inch. Two tobacco pipes of earthenware were found during the investigation. One,of ordinary type, somewhat broken, had an encircling line of indentations justbeneath the outer margin of the bowl. The other, an interesting specimen, was decorated as shown in Fig. 7. Maxi-mum length, 1.7 inches; height. 1.5 inches. STONE. Polished Hatchets.—Twelve polished hatchets, or celts, were taken fromthe Shields mound. Their material has not been exactly determined. One, offine-grained, compact rock of igneous origin, was within a small fraction of 13inches in length, which is conside


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