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Pagina 366 - It will have blood, they say ; blood will have blood : Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak ; Augurs, and understood relations, have By magot-pies, and choughs, and rooks, brought forth The secret'st man of blood.
Pagina 278 - ... out of those thirty-one, all, with the exception of six, are still living in our island. The cave bear, cave lion, and cave hyaena had vanished away, along with a whole group of pachyderms, and of all the extinct animals but one, the Irish elk, still survived.
Pagina 1 - Palaeolithic" period. II. The later or polished Stone Age; a period characterized by beautiful weapons and instruments made of flint and other kinds of stone; in which, however, we find no trace of the knowledge of any metal, excepting gold, which seems to have been sometimes used for ornaments. This we may call the "Neolithic
Pagina 273 - The fourth skull belonged to the pig, and had a round hole in the frontals rather larger than a crown piece, which had the appearance of being made by human hands. The presence of the lower jaws with the skulls indicates that they were deposited in the cavern while the ligaments still bound them together. They were all more or less covered with decaying stalagmite. The outer chamber was remarkable for the absence of earth of any kind, except underneath the hole in the roof, where there was a very...
Pagina 134 - ... rubstones of sandstone ; charcoal, distributed above and below the stalagmite floors. ' At a depth of five feet below the black earth a stalagmite floor was found and broken through, beneath which, and embedded in it, were found the bones of animals, birds, fish, charcoal and pottery, sea shells (limpets principally). ' The dimensions of Martin's Cave are as follows, viz. : Feet. In. Extreme length from entrance 114 0 Greatest breadth ...... 73 2 ' Martin's Cave having been now pretty vigorously...
Pagina 386 - Its diminutive size approximates it to the "incense-cup" type ; and that it was a mortuary vessel appears from the circumstance that it contained bones, which are described as being those "of an infant or very young child. It was embedded in a much larger and ruder urn, filled with fragments of adult human bones : possibly they may have been the remains of mother and child."!
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Pagina 374 - The Kimmeridge Coal-money,' contributed to the Purbeck Society in 1857 by the Rev. John H. Austen, there occurs a description of vessels composed of Kimmeridge coal or shale that had been discovered. A communication is there noticed, made by (the late) Professor Henslow to the Cambridge Antiquarian Society in the year 1846, on the materials of two sepulchral vessels which were found at Warden in Bedfordshire.* He says : ' Upon looking over some fragments of Romano-British pottery from the neighbourhood...
Pagina 1 - Assuming then that the use of stone has in all cases preceded the use of metals, it is quite certain that the same Age which was an Age of Stone in one part of the world was an Age of Metal in another. As regards the Eskimo and the South-Sea Islanders we are now, or were very recently, living in a St&ne Age.