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The antiquities of Wisconsin : as surveyed and described . One-quarter ! One-quarter size. world, is of comparatively recent origin ; since some of these, at least, would haveresisted decay. The middle-sized conical mounds, and those of larger dimen- REMAINS OP ANCIENT WORKMANSHIP. 81 sion, almost always contain evidence of the deposit of one or more human bodies.These are always very much decayed; only one skull having been found sufficientlyentire to enable Dr. Hoy, with much skill and labor, to restore it sufficiently to makeout its general characteristics. A fortunate combination of circum

The antiquities of Wisconsin : as surveyed and described . One-quarter ! One-quarter size. world, is of comparatively recent origin ; since some of these, at least, would haveresisted decay. The middle-sized conical mounds, and those of larger dimen- REMAINS OP ANCIENT WORKMANSHIP. 81 sion, almost always contain evidence of the deposit of one or more human bodies.These are always very much decayed; only one skull having been found sufficientlyentire to enable Dr. Hoy, with much skill and labor, to restore it sufficiently to makeout its general characteristics. A fortunate combination of circum Stock Photo
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The antiquities of Wisconsin : as surveyed and described . One-quarter ! One-quarter size. world, is of comparatively recent origin ; since some of these, at least, would haveresisted decay. The middle-sized conical mounds, and those of larger dimen- REMAINS OP ANCIENT WORKMANSHIP. 81 sion, almost always contain evidence of the deposit of one or more human bodies.These are always very much decayed; only one skull having been found sufficientlyentire to enable Dr. Hoy, with much skill and labor, to restore it sufficiently to makeout its general characteristics. A fortunate combination of circumstances had causedthis preservation. The skull and some other bones were enveloped in a peculiarkind of clay, which seems to have possessed a preservative quality beyond that ofordinary earth, of which most of the accumulation was composed; and on the verytop of the mound was a large tree, which had shed off the rains for several centuries.Many peculiarities of this cranium are pointed out by Dr. Hoy. (Chapter I, page 9.) On Plate LIII, there is a drawin

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