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divided into Killis. He stared in amazement and asked "Chilikātēlē kipiringia?"-how should we buy brides from each other if there were no exogamous divisions? This merely showed the importance attached to the practice of exogamy.

In his last Presidential address, His Honour the President referred to several copper axes and other relics of the Copper Age that had been brought to light through the agency of the Society. The search has been continued and three pieces of copper of a novel type have been forwarded to the Society by Mr. L. E. B. Cobden-Ramsay, C.I.B., 1.C.S., Political Agent, Feudatory States of Orissa. They were found with six or seven similar pieces on the bank of the Gulpha river, at village The river washed away

Bhagra Pir, in the Mayurbhanj State. the bank and exposed the pieces of copper which were about a foot beneath the surface. No other remains or utensils were noticed at the place. The shape and general appearance of these pieces of copper can best be understood by reference to the illustration on the opposite page. They were apparently intended for use as battle-axes, the shaft being split at the end and the narrow neck of the axe-head firmly bound in the cleft. The large axe, (Fig. 1) which measures 18 inches in length and 15 inches in breadth, may perhaps have been intended for ceremonial or sacrificial use. The other two measure respectively 10 inches by 8 inches (Fig. 3) and 10 inches by 7 inches (Fig. 2). The two first are about one-eighth of an inch in thickness and the third about one-twentieth of an inch. The largest and the smallest appear to have been sharpened at both ends and are both considerably oxidized. The other, which is but slightly oxidized, has an edge on the small end only. These axes were apparently made by casting or hammering out a roughly oval disk of metal, sharpening the edges and then cutting out two more or less circular holes to form the neck. Mr. C. T. Trechmann, to whom a description of the axes was sent, writes:-"The thinness of the implements seems to be extraordinary. In such apparently isolated finds it is difficult to get any details of

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