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EARLY COLONISTS OF THE SWISS LAKES.

A comprehensive account of the present condition of our knowledge of human industry in the lake epoch is furnished in the book just published by Dr. Victor Gross on "The Proto-Helvetians, or the Earlier Colonists of the Borders of the Lakes of Bienne and Neufchâtel"

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Fig. 1.—Restoration of a Dwelling of the Primitive Lake-villages of Switzerland. (After Dr. Victor Gross.)

("Les Protohelvètes, ou les premiers colons des bords des lacs de Bienne et de Neuchatel"). The author, a practicing physician at La Neuveville, on the shore of the Lake of Bienne, has had the good fortune to become possessed of products of all the special excavations made upon