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Michigan

Mound Builders

A few years ago the greater part of this large circular mound in the vicinity of Fort Wayne was removed and most important results were obtained. Eleven human skeletons were exhumed; a large number of buriel vases, stone implements in great variety and of superior workmanship, consisting chiefly of axes, fleshers, spear-points, arrow-heads, chisels, drillers and sinkers; pipes, a peculiar implement of unknown use, formed of an antler, with duplicate perforations at its thickest end ; and two articles manufactured from copper, one the remains of a necklace, formed of a number of beads strung on a two-stranded cord, a few fragments of which remained sufficiently preserved to satisfy me that it was made from vegetable fiber, probably from the basswood (Tilia Americana, L.). The other article of copper consisted of a needle, or borer, several inches in length, quadrangular at the base, and well .wrought.

Michigan Mound Builders


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