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7 > Image 7 of The Kentucky Kernel, April 13, 1928

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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL the University Dr. Funkhouser Tells of Kentucky's 'establishedtheatpast investigations tucky, but from years, it parent material surpass that may Wealth in Prehistoric Indian Relics states farthat the Kentucky thefamous other have of Ken con- few ducted in of become which 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 Double Program ADOLPHE MENJOU EVELYN BRENT In " A Night of Mystery " Also CONRAD NAGEL and valleys of Kentucky In search of further data concerning people who roamed the earth hundreds of years ago. 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 states. In regard to his proposed expedition, Doctor Funkhouser said: in Kentucky "Recent discoveries 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 is ap- 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 country. 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 America. These favorable conditions were primarily the many caves of the state, some of them of large size and containing and stalag- - lithic characterized salt-pet- 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 years. "Moreover, Kentucky is very rich in evidences of early human occupa'Indian' graves, tion. The 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 Funkhouser explained. "The general culture Represented by early man in Kentucky Is the Neo- - THE PHOENIX HOJEL " Slightly Used " "THE BEST DANCE MUSIC IN THE BLUEGRASS" t By "Peg" Longon and His Orchestra. In His Very Latest "SPEEDY" T. P. CAGWIN, Manager ROY CARRUTHERS, President 4 New-Yorke- r dead. 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 the study will yield very valuable con greatest service in fmthering interto the knowledge of the national friendships cn the trip; tributions 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 I Princeton scholars only, by a friend I of the "Floatimr Universitv." and 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. "Don't cry, little boy, because you lost your handkerchief. The wind will blow your nose." Orange Peel. TODAY TOM MIX In j SUNDAY HAROLD LLOYD OFFERS PRIZES TO AROUSE INTEREST i folk at dances, dinners, luncheons. COMING 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 copper, had learned the use of fire, Fund of SG.000 Offered bv To Students of "Floatused wood and skins to some extent, ing University." Who Best Furhad developed ceremonies and perther International Relations. haps religious rites and buried the ' Perfect service at moderate prices for sororities, fraternities and other discriminating university MAY McAVOY PAGE SEVEN "A Horseman of the Plains" SUNDAY ' DOLORES i DEL RIO ' In "The Gateway of The Moon" j The Finest Picture made this year! Starring 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' I. L'-- 'xJ Still another leadimr tobacconist Cigarettes' popularity here &r ,: ; ,s4P&mr - . MfKk - ;V -- ':';m ELEANOR P.OARDMAN JAMES MURRAY lliih Miss Lucille HarboM, school; Miss Elizabeth Jo!egrove, Bellevue High school; Miss Mary Wood Brown, Lexington Senior High school, and Miss Ruby Hurst, llMlirr'"TM j H THE I " STUDENT 111 chase you "I have no home." "Watch out or I'll dig ou or.e." Rutgers ChaTiclci .4 . PRINCE " With Icy. home." ' SUNDAY .i.hmond i:tate Normal. 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