American Anthropologist, Том 8

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American Anthropological Association, 1895
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Стр. 105 - In conclusion, he declares that "up to the present time there has not been shown a single dialect, not an art or an institution, not a myth or religious rite, not a domesticated plant or animal, not a tool, weapon, game, or symbol, in use in America at the time of the discovery, which had been previously imported from Asia, or from any other continent of the old world.
Стр. 305 - I had elaborated from the simple beginning I have chronicled here, some seven or eight totally distinct methods of working flint-like substances with Stone-age apparatus, and subsequently have found that all save two of those processes were absolutely similar to processes now known to have been sometime in vogue with one people or another of the ancient world...
Стр. 304 - Experimental flint-chipper of bone. to scrape the bone transversely to the edge of the flint than the bone began to cut the flint away, not jaggedly, as my hammerstone would have chipped it, but in long, continuously narrow surface flakes wherever the edge was caught in the bone at a certain angle. I never finished that harpoon. I turned it about and used it as an arrow-flaker by tying it with my shoestring to a little rod of wood for a handle and pressing it at the proper angle to points on the...
Стр. 308 - ... (Fig. 6) or the palm of the left hand, pressing it downward along the edges at nearly right angles, and always slantingly to its length, or else by holding it edge up between the thumb, and all the fingers of the left hand and freely flaking it, with the rod held in the right hand (Fig. 7), with handle braced against the ribs for steadying, by pressing the sharp edges until they caught in the point or blade of the...
Стр. 301 - If, moreover, I am at times seemingly too personal in style of statement, let it be remembered that well-nigh all anthropology is personal history; that even the things of past man were personal, like as never they are to ourselves now. They must, therefore, be both treated and worked at, not solely according to ordinary methods of procedure or rules of logic, or to any given canons of learning, but in a profoundly personal mood and way. If I would study any old, lost art, let...
Стр. 380 - The general language here used is said to be that of the Occaneeches, though they have been but a small* nation ever since those parts were known to the English ; but in what this language may differ from that of the Algonkines, I am not able to determine.
Стр. 360 - The abstinence from solid food is in a measure apparent only, for the Indians are disposed to glutionize in idleness when opportunity arises, when their capacity for consuming is no less striking than their power of abstaining. This characteristic of the tribe is possessed by other primitive peoples, perhaps in nearly equal degree ; yet it is noteworthy as displayed among these Indians.
Стр. 179 - ... and from the copper of the mounds. Florida copper may have been derived from various sources, but in all probability most of it came from the Lake Superior region, where the copper is native copper. Incidentally, copper from mounds in other localities is mainly like the Florida copper, native and aboriginal, having nothing in common with the products of the impure European sulphides and imperfect smelting processes of the XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII centuries. In fact, even at the present day, copper...
Стр. 307 - ... pebbles, digging such as were fit freshly from the soil, if possible, and at once blocking out from them, blanks for their blades by splitting the pebbles into suitable spalls, not by free-handed percussion, but by holding them edgewise on a hard base and hitting them sharply and almost directly on the peripheries, but with a one-sided twist or turn of the maul or battering stone with each deft stroke.
Стр. 173 - American ethnology lost a brilliant student. Born in Baltimore October 31, 1848, he acquired his primary education in the schools of his native city. At an early age he evinced a marked precocity in the acquirement of language ; it is said that at 6 he learned the Hebrew alphabet, and ere he reached his eleventh year he could read the language with facility. At 14 young Dorsey entered the Central High School, now City College, and pursued the classic...

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