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          Bison sculpture from the valley of the Merrimack River, near Lawrence, Massachusetts.  The style, and occurrence in a region where megalithic chambers and dolmens occur, suggests comparison with corresponding crude statues of bulls found in Spain and Portugal.  Especially in the regions where Basque inscriptions, written in ancient syllabic script, occur.  Fell (1982) stated that Professor Santos Junior has suggested that these statues imply a former religious veneration for certain animals.  (Photo Malcolm B. Pearson).