KENTON , acity and the
See also:county seat of Hardin county,:
See also:Ohio, U.S.A., on the Scioto
See also:river, 6o m . N.W. of
See also:Columbus . Pop . (Igloo), 6852, including 493
See also:born and 271 negroes; (rofo), 7185 . It is served by the
See also:Erie, the
See also:Cincinnati, Chicago & St
See also:Louis, and the Ohio Central
See also:railways . It is built on the
See also:water-parting between Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico, here about r,000 ft. above
See also:sea-level . There are shops of the Ohio Central railway here, and manufactories of hard-
See also:ware . The
See also:municipality owns and operates its waterworks . Kenton was named in
See also:honour of
See also:Simon Kenton (1755-1836) a famous scout and
See also:Indian fighter, who took
See also:part in the border warfare, particularly in
See also:Kentucky and Ohio, during the War of
See also:American Independence and afterwards . It was platted and be-came the county seat in 1833, and was chartered as a city in 1885 . KENT'S CAVERN, or KENT'S HOLE, the largest of
See also:bone caves, famous as affording evidence of the existence of Man in
See also:Devon (England) contemporaneously with animals now
See also:extinct or no longer indigenous . It is about a mile east of
See also:harbour and is of a sinuous nature,
See also:running deeply into a
See also:hill of Devonian
See also:limestone .
Althoughlong known locally, it was not until 1825 that it was scientifically examined by Rev . J . McEnery, who found worked flints in intimate association with the bones of extinct mammals . He recognized the fact that they proved the existence of man in Devonshire while those animals were alive, but the idea was too novel to be accepted by his contemporaries . His discoveries were afterwards verified by Godwin
See also:Austen, and ultimately by the
See also:Committee. of the
See also:British Association, whose explorations were carried on under the guidance of Wm .
See also:Pengelly from 1865 to 1880 . There are four distinct strata in the cave . (r) The
See also:surface is composed of dark
See also:earth and contains
See also:medieval remains,
See also:Roman pottery and articles which prove that it was in use during the Iron,
See also:Bronze and Neolithic Ages . (2) Below this is a stalagmite
See also:floor, varying in thickness from 1 to 3 ft., and covering (3) the red earth which contained bones of the hyaena, lion,
See also:rhinoceros and other animals, in association with
See also:flint implements and an engraved antler, which proved man to have been an inhabitant of the cavern during its deposition . Above this and below the stalagmite there is in one part of the cave a black
See also:band from 2 to 6 in. thick, formed of
See also:soil like No . 2, containing
See also:charcoal, numerous flint implements, and the bones and teeth of animals, the latter occasionally perforated as if used for
See also:ornament . (4) Filling the bottom of the cave was a hard
See also:breccia, with the remains of bears and flint implements, the latter in the
See also:main ruder than those found above; in some places it was no less than 12 ft. thick .
The most remarkableanimal remains found in Kent's Cavern are those of the Sabre-toothed tiger, Machairodus latidens of
See also:Owen . While the value of McEnery's discoveries was in dispute the exploration of the cave of
See also:Brixham near Torquay in 1858 proved that man was coeval with the extinct mammalia, and in the following
See also:year additional
See also:proof was offered by the implements that were found in Wookey Hole,
See also:Somerset . Similar remains have been met with in the caves of
See also:Wales, and in England as far
See also:north as
See also:Derbyshire (
See also:Cresswell), proving that over the whole of
See also:southern and
See also:middle England men, in precisely the same stage of
See also:civilization, hunted the rhinoceros, the mammoth and other extinct animals . See Sir
See also:Stone Implements of
See also:Great Britain (
See also:London, 1897) ;
See also:Lord Avebury's Prehistoric Times (1900) ; W . Pengelly, Address to the British Association (1883) and
See also:Life of him by his daughter (1897) ; Godwin Austen, Proc . Geo .
See also:Soc . London, 111 . 286; Pengelly, " Literature of Kent's Cavern " in Trans . Devonshire Association (1868);
See also:Dawkins, Cave-
See also:hunting and Early Man in Britain .
KENTIGERN, ST, or MUNGO (" dear friend," a name giv...
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