Big Bone Lick

Big Bone Lick Author Stanley Hedeen
ISBN-10 9780813150079
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 204
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Shawnee legend tells of a herd of huge bison rampaging through the Ohio Valley, laying waste to all in their path. To protect the tribe, a deity slew these great beasts with lightning bolts, finally chasing the last giant buffalo into exile across the Wabash River, never to trouble the Shawnee again. The source of this legend was a peculiar salt lick in present-day northern Kentucky, where giant fossilized skeletons had for centuries lain undisturbed by the Shawnee and other natives of the region. In 1739, the first Europeans encountered this fossil site, which eventually came to be known as Big Bone Lick. The site drew the attention of all who heard of it, including George Washington, Daniel Boone, Benjamin Franklin, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and especially Thomas Jefferson. The giant bones immediately cast many scientific and philosophical assumptions of the day into doubt, and they eventually gave rise to the study of fossils for biological and historical purposes. Big Bone Lick: The Cradle of American Paleontology recounts the rich history of the fossil site that gave the world the first evidence of the extinction of several mammalian species, including the American mastodon. Big Bone Lick has played many roles: nutrient source, hallowed ground, salt mine, health spa, and a rich trove of archaeological and paleontological wonders. Natural historian Stanley Hedeen presents a comprehensive narrative of Big Bone Lick from its geological formation forward, explaining why the site attracted animals, regional tribespeople, European explorers and scientists, and eventually American pioneers and presidents. Big Bone Lick is the history of both a place and a scientific discipline: it explores the infancy and adolescence of paleontology from its humble and sometimes humorous beginnings. Hedeen combines elements of history, geology, politics, and biology to make Big Bone Lick a valuable historical resource as well as the compelling tale of how a collection of fossilized bones captivated a young nation.



Big Bone Lick Pack

Big Bone Lick Pack Author Kendall McKenna
ISBN-10 1608209164
Release 2014-01
Pages 278
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Welcome to the Big Bone Lick Pack: A more friendly and hospitable group of werewolves you'll never meet! Visit with; 'Devil Dog & Bad Wolf', a 'Big Bad Bear' and enjoy some 'Shifty Fox Shenanigans'. Watch yourself, 'round the state park, 'cause we had a grizzly on the loose, just a bit ago. Our brave men and woman of the Boone County Sheriff's Department have everything under control. (Except maybe their own love lives!) But if find yourself needing a doctor, head on down to Rabbit Hash clinic, or St. Elizabeth's Hospital is just up the road a piece. We hope you enjoy your stay.



The Geomorphology and Pleistocene Geology of the Big Bone Lick Area of Kentucky

The Geomorphology and Pleistocene Geology of the Big Bone Lick Area of Kentucky Author John Russell Branch
ISBN-10 OCLC:36756882
Release 1946
Pages 98
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Big Bone Lick

Big Bone Lick Author Willard Rouse Jillson
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B12171
Release 1936
Pages 164
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The Chronostratigraphy of Big Bone Lick and Its Archaeological Implications

The Chronostratigraphy of Big Bone Lick and Its Archaeological Implications Author Litsa A. Mortensen
ISBN-10 OCLC:874145981
Release 2013
Pages 236
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This study presents and evaluates data obtained from five 2x2m profiles at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Kentucky during summer fieldwork excavations of 2012. Through a multi-stage and multi-method approach this study provides a chronostratigraphic view of past geomorphic landscapes at the State Historic Site. The data are presented and evaluated to include sediment stratigraphy, archaeosediment stratigraphy, particle-size analysis, cultural artifacts, vertebrate paleontology, optically stimulated luminescence dates, and radiocarbon dates. The data are then correlated and integrated into geochronological, archaeological, and paleoenvironmental aspects. The current landscape, environmental information, historical information, and previous archaeological work at Big Bone State Historic Site are all taken into account. The ultimate goal of archaeology is to determine the interrelationships between past human cultures and the environment in which they lived. The environment is a dynamic factor in the analysis of archaeological content (Butzer 1982). Geoarchaeology aims to use geological information for archaeological use. The purpose of geoarchaeology is to reconstruct past environments and landscapes in which prehistoric people lived and apply the information to the archaeological record. By examining the chronostratigraphy of Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Kentucky, this study aims to define what the environment was like at different periods of human habitation as well as how the environment and subsequently, human occupation, changed with climatic fluctuations since the Late Pleistocene.



Big Bone Lick State Park

Big Bone Lick State Park Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:46892601
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Big Bone Lick State Park is located in Union, Kentucky. The park contains fossilized remains of prehistoric animals and has been regarded as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. The park highlights its museums, trails, and camping facilities and provides information about upcoming events.



The Story of Big Bone Lick

The Story of Big Bone Lick Author Nancy Jordan Blackmore
ISBN-10 0966617207
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 72
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Fictional story about a famous ice age locality based on scientific fact. Well researched & endorsed by paleontologists.



Mary Ingles and the Escape from Big Bone Lick

Mary Ingles and the Escape from Big Bone Lick Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:436870364
Release 2009
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Fossil Legends of the First Americans

Fossil Legends of the First Americans Author Adrienne Mayor
ISBN-10 9781400849314
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 488
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The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and how did they explain the teeth and claws of gargantuan animals no one had seen alive? Did they speculate about their deaths? Did they collect fossils? Beginning in the East, with its Ice Age monsters, and ending in the West, where dinosaurs lived and died, this richly illustrated and elegantly written book examines the discoveries of enormous bones and uses of fossils for medicine, hunting magic, and spells. Well before Columbus, Native Americans observed the mysterious petrified remains of extinct creatures and sought to understand their transformation to stone. In perceptive creation stories, they visualized the remains of extinct mammoths, dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and marine creatures as Monster Bears, Giant Lizards, Thunder Birds, and Water Monsters. Their insights, some so sophisticated that they anticipate modern scientific theories, were passed down in oral histories over many centuries. Drawing on historical sources, archaeology, traditional accounts, and extensive personal interviews, Adrienne Mayor takes us from Aztec and Inca fossil tales to the traditions of the Iroquois, Navajos, Apaches, Cheyennes, and Pawnees. Fossil Legends of the First Americans represents a major step forward in our understanding of how humans made sense of fossils before evolutionary theory developed.



A C S Rafinesque Anthology

A C S  Rafinesque Anthology Author C.S. Rafinesque
ISBN-10 9780786421473
Release 2005-06-15
Pages 281
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Among American naturalists, C.S. Rafinesque (1783-1840) is second only to Audubon in the popular interest he sustains. This interest is due in part to his colorful life and provocative personality, but he is also remembered for devising Latin scientific names for more plants than any other naturalist who ever lived--and a great number in the animal kingdom, as well. This passion for nomenclature has kept his name memorable (some would say notorious) among naturalists. Yet his taxonomic writings made up only a part of his extensive oeuvre. Rafinesque's restless mind ranged over areas of inquiry from archaeology to zoology. His published writings in these fields have been difficult to lay hands on and have never been collected. Among such essays now gathered into this volume, two were unavailable until 1949, six were listed only in 1982 and four remained unknown until 2001. The recovery and reprinting of these 12 contributions help to broaden the understanding of his achievements over a lifetime. Arranged in nine sections, 25 topics are offered here (several of which are explored in more than one essay), including "the Origin of Native Americans," "Hebrew Studies," "Utopian Society," "Lightning," "The Milky Way," "Sea Serpents" and "Evolution." Editorial introductions are provided for each topic, and period illustrations--some included in the original Rafinesque publications--enhance the text.



The Kentucky Encyclopedia

The Kentucky Encyclopedia Author John E. Kleber
ISBN-10 9780813159010
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 1080
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The Kentucky Encyclopedia's 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today's headlines, recording Kentuckians' achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science, and sports. Biographical sketches portray all of Kentucky's governors and U.S. senators, as well as note congressmen and state and local politicians. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in the lives of such figures as Carry Nation, Henry Clay, Louis Brandeis, and Alben Barkley. The commonwealth's high range from writers Harriette Arnow and Jesse Stuart, reformers Laura Clay and Mary Breckinridge, and civil rights leaders Whitney Young, Jr., and Georgia Powers, to sports figures Muhammad Ali and Adolph Rupp and entertainers Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, and the Everly Brothers. Entries describe each county and county seat and each community with a population above 2,500. Broad overview articles examine such topics as agriculture, segregation, transportation, literature, and folklife. Frequently misunderstood aspects of Kentucky's history and culture are clarified and popular misconceptions corrected. The facts on such subjects as mint juleps, Fort Knox, Boone's coonskin cap, the Kentucky hot brown, and Morgan's Raiders will settle many an argument. For both the researcher and the more casual reader, this collection of facts and fancies about Kentucky and Kentuckians will be an invaluable resource.



Reports of Selected Civil and Criminal Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of Kentucky

Reports of Selected Civil and Criminal Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of Kentucky Author Kentucky. Court of Appeals
ISBN-10 SRLF:A0011752011
Release 1899
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Kentucky

Kentucky Author Colleen Ryckert Cook
ISBN-10 9781435894822
Release 2010-08
Pages 48
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Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, industries, and key figures of Kentucky.



Science in the Enlightenment

Science in the Enlightenment Author William E. Burns
ISBN-10 9781576078860
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 355
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Provides a look at the studies, innovations, key figures, and controversy in the world of science during the eigteenth-century, discussing astronomy, chemistry, botany, and medicine.



Excursion

Excursion Author William Blane
ISBN-10 9781429000994
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 528
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""An English gentleman"" travels through New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Mid-West, and finds himself impressed with things.



The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society

The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X004697227
Release 1935
Pages 42
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The Heaven of Animals

The Heaven of Animals Author David James Poissant
ISBN-10 9781476729985
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 272
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Named one of Amazon’s Best Short Story Collections of 2014 One of Atlanta Journal Constitution’s 9 Best Books of 2014 Best Short Story Collection of the Year, Tweed's Magazine Winner of GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction 2014 LA Times Book Prize Finalist Winner of the Florida Book Awards Silver Medal for Fiction Nominated for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction “A debut collection of unsparing yet warmly empathetic stories…akin to both Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver in humane spirit and technical mastery” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). The Heaven of Animals, award-winning young writer David James Poissant’s stunning debut, has been one of the most-praised story collections of the year. Named one of Amazon’s Best Short Story Collections of 2014, compared to the work of Richard Ford and Amy Hemple in the Los Angeles Review of Books, to Anton Chekhov, Raymond Carver, and George Saunders in the New York Post, and the subject of a full-page rave by Clyde Edgerton in Garden & Gun, this “collection of vicious and heartbreaking vignettes” (The Orlando Sentinel) is a must-read for any fiction lover. In each of the stories in this remarkable debut, Poissant explores the tenuous bonds of family—fathers and sons, husbands and wives—as they are tested by the sometimes brutal power of love. His strikingly true-to-life characters have reached a precipice, chased there by troubles of their own making. Standing at the brink, each must make a choice: Leap, or look away? Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin writes that Poissant forces us “to face the people we are when we’re alone in the dark.” From two friends racing to save the life an alligator in “Lizard Man” to a girl helping her boyfriend face his greatest fears in “The End of Aaron,” from a man who stalks death on an Atlanta street corner to a brother’s surprise at the surreal, improbable beauty of a late night encounter with a wolf, Poissant creates worlds that shine with honesty and dark complexity, but also with a profound compassion. These are stories hell-bent on hope. Fresh, smart, lively, and wickedly funny, The Heaven of Animals is startlingly original and compulsively readable. As bestselling author Kevin Wilson puts it, “Poissant is a writer who knows us with such clarity that we wonder how he found his way so easily into our hearts and souls.”