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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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ngton, N. C. The mound was ■ composed of a peculiarly dry sand of a light yellow shade,with occasional bits of charcoal scattered throughout and a limited number of fire-places. Pockets of sand tinged cherry color by the artificial use of the red oxideof iron, increasing in number and in size toward the center, were encounteredthroughout the mound. In all, human remains were met with at eleven points. In one case theburial was in anatomical order. In the remainder but limited portions of theskeleton were represented. The bones were past all possibility of preservation—asomewhat peculiar fact in view of the dry condition of the sand. Sherds were very limited in number, the majority being undecorated, thoughthree or four bore a complicated stamped pattern. No vessels or considerableportions of vessels were encountered. Singly, loose in the sand, were: three arrowheads; one bit of mica; a small celt and several pebbles. With human remains was a portion of a conch [Fulgur). Johnsonmd.

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Jaroward MAP OF THE St JOHNS RIVER FROM JACKSONVILLE TO THE SEA ^Indicates SanolMound Scale in M iles Jacksonville 452 CERTAIN RIVER MOUNDS OF DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA. Three feet from the surface, with a few decaying fragments of human bones,were two flat pieces of fine-grained sandstone,1 one roughly given the shape of ahatchet, the other resembling a keystone—a form sometimes met with in Floridamounds. With these were : a pebble about two inches in diameter ; a coarse sand-stone hone ; seventeen chips of chert; two columellas of marine univalves with partof another; a portion of the body whorl of a conch; one incisor of a large rodent,and several masses of certain fresh-water mussels—three to four dozen in all—laidone within the other. These mussels, Unto Shepardianns, Lea,2 are not reportedfarther south than Georgia nor are any fresh-water mussels present in the tidewater of this portion of the St. Johns or of its tributary creeks. Moreover, themussels of the St. Johns are dist


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bookid:journalofacademy2101acad bookyear:1817 bookdecade:1810 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Academy_of_Natural_Sciences_of_Philadelphia booksubject:Natural_history bookpublisher:_Philadelphia___The_Academy_ bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Institution_Libraries booksponsor:Biodiversity_Heritage_Library bookleafnumber:452 bookcollection:biodiversity BHL Collection BHL Consortium

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