THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
Dr. Funkhouser Tells of Kentucky's 'establishedtheatpast investigations
tucky, but from
Wealth in Prehistoric Indian Relics states farthat the Kentucky thefamous
Dr. W. D. Funkhouser, dean of the
graduate school in the University,
will soon begin his annual spring pilgrimage into the mountains, caves
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
" A Night of
and valleys of Kentucky In search of
further data concerning people who
roamed the earth hundreds of years
A numher of books have been published by Doctor Funkhouser on prehistoric man and he has been making
addresses over the state recently with
a view of interesting persons in preserving evidences of ancient life.
Prof. W. S. Webb, of the University, has assisted Dean Funkhouser in
many of his explorations and possesses an extremely valuable collection of tools, jewelry, and weapons
used by ancient man in this and other
In regard to his proposed expedition, Doctor Funkhouser said:
would indicate that this state may be
one of the richest of all the states of
the Mississippi valley in evidences
of prehistoric man. Kentucky has
lagged far behind some of its neighboring states, particularly Ohio and
Tennessee, in archaeology and only
recently has such a department been
through their publications along
these lines," Doctor Funkhouser said.
State Needs Museum
"Kentucky has long been noted for
the wonderful paleontological material, especially the remains of the
mammoths, mastodons, ancient horses, and primitive bison, which have
been found at such localities as Big
Bone Lick and Blue Lick Springs, but
unfortunately most of these specimens have gone to great museums in
other parts of the United States or
to Europe, and there is no good museum in this state in which the citizens
can see the remains of the ancient
beasts which in prehistoric times
roamed through this part of the
It now develops that the same conditions which tended toward the preservation of animal skeletons in Kentucky also preserved in remarkable
fashion the bones and artifices of
early types of man who lived in this
region long before the discovery of
These favorable conditions
were primarily the many caves of the
state, some of them of large size
and stalag- - lithic characterized
mltic deposits which tended to preserve for long periods of time any
material buried in them, and the fact
that the state was very little disturbed by glacial erosion so that the superficial strata have suffered little
change during many thousands of
"Moreover, Kentucky is very rich
in evidences of early human occupa'Indian' graves,
mounds, rock houses and shelters are
abundant in practically all parts of
the state, and many of these were
built long before the day of the
American Indian, as he was known
to the early white settlers. In fact,
the age of some of the oldest of these
is entirely conjectural and may prove
to be very great. It has, indeed, been
suggested that if evidences of ancient
man, comparable to the famous types
discovered in the caves of France,
Spain and Belgium, are to be found in
the Western Hemisphere, they should
be discovered in Kentucky where so
many similar conditions obtain the
distance from the glacial drift, the
climate, the approximate latitude and
the abundance of limestone caves
with southern exposures," Doctor
"The general culture Represented
by early man in Kentucky Is the Neo- -
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Much New Material
John W. Campbell, of New York
"Thus in all parts of Kentucky has offered a fund of SG.000 to be
among the three students, eithmay be found evidences of ancient
occupation by man which lead the er men or women, of the "Floating
University," who accomplish
scientists to predict that further
study will yield very valuable con greatest service in fmthering interto the knowledge of the national friendships cn the trip;
archatology of the Mississippi valley $3,000 will be given to the mo3t outAlready material has been discovered standing student, 2,000 to the secwhich can not be duplicated in any ond, and 81,000 to the third.
The selection will be made by a
of the neighboring states.
"Unfortunately, however, most of committee of three, consisting of the
these ancient landmarks are being president of the faculty, the director
destroyed by the cultivation of the of education, and the head of the
fields and by ignorant persons who staff in journalism.
The committee will judge the acdo not appreciate the scientific value
of the sites. There is a common be complishment of entrants on the
lief, which is of course entirely er basis of the following points:
Promotion of general friendliness
roneous, that treasure of some sort or
other may be found in these old and cooperation among all foreign
mounds and graves, and consequently students.
Interpretation of the United States
they are often destroyed in the hopes
the government and the people.
of unearthing another 'King Tut.' It
Pronounced understanding of for
is hardly necessary to state that the
aborigines of North America were far eign students their country, govern
removed from the cultures of the ment and special problems.
Specific projections put through toj
ancient Egyptians, and that the
greatest treasures of prehistoric peo- promote mutual understanding.
Mr. Campbell's idea in making this
ples of Kentucky were probably
strings of shells, polished stones and offer Is to impress students with the
feeling of responsibility in furthering
bone ornaments, which would have no
commercial value today even if they international relations with foreign
have withstood the ravages of time students and associations with whom
and the action of tho elements, during they come in contact, and at the same
nine interpret to inem wnat our
the long years in the soil.
"Tho department of anthropology
Princeton University will this year
and archaeology at the University is
attempting to make a survey of the award three scholarships to students
prehistoric sites in the states and it graduating in June. Two of them are
is hoped that the citizens in regions offered by Mrs. Edgar Palmer amount
where these sites are located will as- ing to $2,500 each. The object is to
sist in preserving for posterity the afford their recipients an opportunity
evidences of the ancient peoples who to broaden themselves by travel, by
inhabited this country long before the study, by life among foreign peoples.
white man robbed them of their and to mingle as much as possible
with the neople of other nationality
homes and of their hunting grounds
The third scholarship is offered to
Princeton scholars only, by a friend
I of the "Floatimr
will amount to $2,500, covering the!
entire expenses of the eight months'
trip around the world, leaving New
York October 6, 1928. There are no
conditions attached to this offer but
the request is made that it be award- ed to the student who would be most
benefitted by studying international
relations or foreign service.
The three awards will be made by '
a committee consisting of Dean Rad- cliffe Heermance, of the Princeton
faculty; Stephen R. Sheldon, of St.'!
Louis, Ma.; L. Stockwell Jadwin, of j
New York City, and H. Champman
Rose, of Columbus, Ohio.
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folk at dances, dinners, luncheons.
by the polished
stone artifacts and bone implements
and particular types of flint weapons.
It represents the stage in man's development in which had just begun to
be familiar with some metals such as
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The Finest Picture made this
Tau chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, na
tional honorary Latin and Greek fra
ternity at the University, held its annual banquet and formal initiation
recently at the Lafayette hotel.
The following instructors in Latin
throughout the state were Initiated:
Miss Lucy Higgins, Louisville Girls'
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Miss Lucille HarboM,
Jo!egrove, Bellevue High school; Miss
Mary Wood Brown, Lexington Senior
High school, and Miss Ruby Hurst,
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.i.hmond i:tate Normal.
Others initiated who are regular
.tud. nts of the University, were:
Misses Elsie Bartley, Anna Conrad,
Mauri Marshal!, Geo.-giAlexander,
Virginia Bradley, and Esther Com-- i
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Initiation For 12
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