Gift to Peabody Museum.
Mr. Clarence B. Moore '73 has presented the Peabody Museum with three clay vessels, valuable relics of the Indian mound-builders of Alabama. Mr. Moore personally conducted excavations at Bear Point, Baldwin county, Alabama, and found these vessels of extreme value in showing the skilful workmanship of the Indians. There is a black clay dish fourteen inches in diameter, a plate of the same material, ten inches in diameter and a small vase moulded from clay. All are broken into fragments which will be put together at the Museum.
The vessels were found inverted over crumbling skulls, which reveals a curious burial custom of the southern Indians.