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We note also the occurrence of mica crescents and large unworked sheets of mica, which likewise link the Dover Mound with Hopewell traits. Another unique uncovering at the Dover Mound was the finding of a crematory place or pit (in situ) which contained the comingled calcined, bony remains of at least four individuals, two adults and two children. With one of these persons was the bony remains of a wildcat and some other unidentified pieces of bone, probably part of a medicine bag. The significance of this find is amplified in Webb and Baby 1957, p. 75. The study of the skeletal remains buried in the mound revealed some of the tallest individuals known to Adena. Many of these skeletons could be measured for length as they lay undisturbed in their graves. One very well preserved male skull was recovered, and some of the others portrayed striking features of deformed skull vault, nose, mouth, and chin. The measurements and other descriptions of the skeletal morphology definitely relate these Dover Mound people with those from other Adena sites in Kentucky. A new total Adena series, compiling all the metrical and classified feature data for adult skeletons, has been presented. BIBLIOGRAPHY BABY, RAYMOND s. "Hopewell Cremation Practices," in Ohio Historical Society, Papers in Archaeology, no. 2. (Columbus, 1954). CLIFT, G. GLENN. History of Maysville and Mason County. (Lexington , Ky., Transylvania Printing Co., 1936). coLLINS, RICHARD H. History of Kentucky. (Covington, Collins & Co., 1874). GRIFFING, B. N. (comp.). An Illustrated Atlas of Mason County, Kentucky . (Philadelphia, Lake, Griffing and Stevenson, 1876). NEUMANN, GEORG K. "Archaeology and Race in the American Indian," in James B. Griffin (ed.), Archaeology of Eastern United States. (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1952). 71 72 SNOW) CHARLES E. "The Skeletal Remains from the Morgan Stone Mound," in University of Kentucky, Reports in Anthropology and Archaeology) vol. 5, no. 3. (Lexington, 1941). TROTTER) MILDRED, and GLESERJ GOLDINE C. "Estimation of Stature from Long Bones of American Whites and Negroes," American journal of Physical Anthropology) n.s. 10 (1952), 463-514. WEBB) WILLIAM s.J and BABY) RAYMOND s. The Adena People-No. 2. (Columbus, Ohio State University Press, 1957). WEBB) WILLIAM s.J and SNOW) CHARLES E. The Adena People. (University of Kentucky, Reports in Anthropology and Archaeology) vol. 6, Lexington, 1945). WILDER) HARRIS H. A Laboratory Manual of Anthropometry. (Philadelphia , P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1920). ...

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ISBN
9780813165141
Related ISBN
9780813155630
MARC Record
OCLC
900345039
Pages
80
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
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No
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