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Thumbs Twice the length of a Modern Workman

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MINING IN THE STONE AGE
Arrangement of Primitive Shafts Was
Planned to Make It Easy to
Watch Slaves.
It is known that many of the
Y mtnhigen eRs onmoawn s,w oarnkde d thwaetr e thweo rkReodm abny
miners did nothing but continue
work begun by the Gauls, who were
habituated to the use of metals. EThe NfirstC miYning was done in the
stone age. The mines of cobaltiferoou
s copper in Spain date from a prehistoric
time. These mines are distinguished
by a singular arrangement
of the ways of access. Instead
of horizontal galleries along the
hs sides of the mine there are vertical
Wn cceahnoid.m innge yisn, mliektea l wsterlalst,a . mThetee rasr radneegpe,-
kemom- ent of thete primitive shafts may
Balhtaiv-e been planned to make it easy
afewo arot fc ht het hoev erssleaevress oafs tthhee ym iwnoersk edt,o
Banatdo r also to prevent the entrance of
wild beasts. That the mines were
n wad eomrkoends trainte d prbeyh istthoer ic distcimoveesr y waosf
‘uu fifteen skeletons of men, who, pre-
0ould sumably, were killed by a cave-in.
w Some of them lay under rocks. In
Incathh.a eticrh ehtsa nmdsa dwee roe f vestroyn eh, eaavnyd tpoiocklss,
ad aca rved from the bones of animals.
In The skeletons were of great height
mo. atttwhonruidecm e bostfh oef plteohnwege terhnfu olr omf osttuhrsue hctatuhnrudems; wb ethroeef
di the modern workman. But though
so tall, the men were of excessively
t. narrow build, as was shown by the
width of the places in which they
wmoovrkeedd .b y Tthhee vheainnds , oafs cilsa ys hwoewrne rbeya
mnumerable finger marks.-HarE.
ter per’s Weekly

The Era-leader., May 23, 1912, Image 5

About The Era-leader. (Franklinton, La.) 1910-current

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