Archive for September 9th, 2006

Preserved artifact

Cruising through Google’s downloadable books, I found some miscellaneous publications, including volume 1 of the Journal of the Anthropological Institute of New-York (yes, with hyphen), published in 1871–1872. This canoe is from p. 67, a brief article called “Canoe in Savannah-River Swamp” (hyphens must have been cheap in those days) by Charles C. Jones, Jr. Actually, quite a few canoes, considering how unlikely it is that they would survive, have been found over the years in the Coastal Plain of Georgia and the Carolinas, sunken in the muck. Undoubtedly many are prehistoric.