Natural History, Band 12

American Museum of Natural History, 1912
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Seite 83 - He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London and a member of the University Club of Chicago.
Seite 6 - ... somatological discovery. We say traces of European blood because that seems the most reasonable explanation of the observed facts. If a tendency toward blond hair only occurred, the possibility of variation within the group might be granted but since some blondish hair was also curly and associated with eyes of a bluish cast, we have at least three characters peculiar in association to European peoples. That the presence of all in association among a group of Eskimo could be attributed to accidental...
Seite 81 - The determination of the extent of the continental shelf to the north of Axel Heiberg Land and Ellesmere Land would be a great achievement. . . A satisfactory solution of this problem would be of more scientific value than even the attainment of the Pole. . . The extent and shape of the polar continental shelf, which means the real continental mass, is the great feature of north polar geography which is of much more importance, geographically or geomorphologically, than the possible occurrence of...
Seite 84 - Clark, LH Greenwood, J. Sanford Barnes, Jr., Paul B. Morgan, Samuel Rea, WW Atterbury and Lewis A. Platt. The honorary committee on the Crocker Land expedition consists of Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History ; Chandler Robbins, chairman of the Council of the American Geographical Society, and Thomas H. Hubbard, president of the Peary Arctic Club. The committee in charge comprises, KO Hovey, American Museum of Natural History, and H. L'. Bridgman, Peary Arctic...
Seite 31 - Chimayo blankets made by Chimayo Indians of northern New Mexico, who are now practically extinct, are thought to be the connecting link between Navajo and Saltillo weaving." * It is probable that the Chimayo blankets are a development of ancient Tewa weaving. No blankets are now woven by the Tewa Indians, this art probably having been lost since the Mexicanization of the Tewa country. It is said that Chimayo blankets are woven also by Mexicans living at Santuario [22:20...
Seite 39 - America was held at the American Museum of Natural History, Seventy-seventh Street and Central Park West, New York City, from Tuesday, September 8, to Saturday, September 12, 1908.
Seite 79 - The clear day greatly favored my work in taking a round of angles, and with the glasses I could make out, apparently a little Crocker Land. more distinctly, the snow-clad summits of the distant land in the northwest, above the ice horizon.
Seite 84 - ... for moving pictures ; a power boat for use in Flagler Bay and in crossing to Etah ; salary of physician and wages of cook and helpers ; a steamship to take the party to Flagler Bay in 1912 and another to go up for it in 1914. It is estimated that not less than fifty thousand dollars* must be provided for the absolute needs of the expedition, in order to enable it to accomplish the valuable results that have been outlined above, and this in spite of the fact that Messrs. Borup and MacMillan generously...
Seite 23 - ... peoples during an enormously long period of time, estimated by geologists at over 50,000 years; but it is only in the upper palteolithic that the real development of the art of sculpture and painting begins and may be followed step by step from the crudest stages up to a high impressionistic stage in which wonderfully naturalistic effects are produced by the combination of three colors, black, ocher and red, in the socalled " polychrome " paintings. Throughout all this region, a single culture...

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