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Title: The garden of Eden and the flood
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Keener, John C. (John Christian), 1819-1906
Subjects: Eden Deluge Paleontology Religion and science
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn., Dallas, Tex., Publishing house of the M. E. church, South
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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and the rocky heights of Sinai. (37) 38 The Flood. While these discoveries have been goingon in Asia, which give so much additionalstrength to the prophetical and historicalbooks of the Old Testament, there havebeen recently opened vast beds of fossil-ized substance in the American continentwhich would indicate that it ranked first inthe wealth of animal life at the very earliestperiod of creation. In 1844 beds of phos-phate of lime in nodules and small bowlderswere discovered in South Carolina, extend-ing from the Santee to the Savannah riv-ers. These beds were presently found tobe rich in both land and marine fossils ofevery conceivable kind. They were even-ly disposed over a surface of more than ahundred miles in diameter, averaging somesix feet in depth, containing sixty-five percent, of bone phosphate, and more thaneight hundred tons to the acre. The bonesand teeth of gigantic extinct saurians, ich-thyosaurians, and squalodons were mingledwith those of the ox, horse, goat, hog, I
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STRATA OF THE ASHLEY BEDS, (39) Fossiliferous Beds of Ashley. 41 sheep, deer, muskrat, beaver, and opossum,which are found usually in the neighbor-hood of man; as well as those of the bear,tiger, elephant, mammoth, sperm whale, andmegatherium. Besides these, there were underlying bedsof marl containing univalve and bivalveshells, ninety per cent, of which were ofmollusks still existing in the waters ofSouth Carolina. In these beds were alsofound arrowheads which differed in shapefrom those of the North American Indian,and other evidences of human life; of whichmore by and by. These fossils were discovered by Profess-or Holmes, at that time one of the facultyof the College of South Carolina. It washe who, after the war, discovered the wealthof phosphoric acid these beds contained,and brought this fact to the notice of capi-talists, and succeeded in introducing themanufacture of fertilizers from these de-posits, which have become an article of 42 The Flood. trade throughout this country
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