Recent Archaeology Explorations in the Valley of the Delaware Charles C Abbott

ISBN: 9781331920274

Published: September 27th 2015

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Recent Archaeology Explorations in the Valley of the Delaware  by  Charles C Abbott

Recent Archaeology Explorations in the Valley of the Delaware by Charles C Abbott
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Excerpt from Recent Archaeology Explorations in the Valley of the DelawareLate in the summer of 1891 my field work consisted exclusively of a study of the valley of the Delaware River, its islands, gravel deposits, and recent alluvium, withMoreExcerpt from Recent Archaeology Explorations in the Valley of the DelawareLate in the summer of 1891 my field work consisted exclusively of a study of the valley of the Delaware River, its islands, gravel deposits, and recent alluvium, with reference to the subject of antiquity, or better, point of beginning, of the occupancy of this region by Man.My principal points of exploration were the two large islands in the river, near the head of tide water- one, a short distance below Bordentown, New Jersey, and the other, that which lies between Burlington, New Jersey, and Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

These islands are identical in their physical characters, and any reference to relative position of underlying gravel and superficial soil, the presence of erratic boulders and effects of recent water action, is equally applicable to both.How rapidly the bed and banks of the Delaware River are changing, although the forces now operating arc as nothing compared to the floods of glacial and immediately post-glacial times, may be realized upon the examination of scattered ridges of fine gravel, commingled with which will be found abundant fragments of materials that through white mens agency have been brought within the range of the rivers ordinary current or of occasional freshets.

Thus, on the upper ends of the islands in the river will be found, in many places, quite extensive accumulations of small globular or oval pebbles, needing almost no force to carry them from point to point, moved from old gravel deposits and mingled with pebbles of very recent origin, as bits of glass, slag from furnaces, anthracite, and products of human industry established within the past two centuries.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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