Arrowheads and Spear Points in the Prehistoric Southeast: A Guide to Understanding Cultural Artifacts

Arrowheads and Spear Points in the Prehistoric Southeast: A Guide to Understanding Cultural Artifacts

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by Linda Crawford Culberson, Jom Culberson, Jim Culberson
     
 

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The Native American tribes of what is now the southeastern United States left intriguing relics of their ancient cultural life. Arrowheads, spear points, stone tools, and other artifacts are found in newly plowed fields, on hillsides after a fresh rain, or in washed-out creek beds. These are tangible clues to the anthropology of the Paleo-Indians, and the highly

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The Native American tribes of what is now the southeastern United States left intriguing relics of their ancient cultural life. Arrowheads, spear points, stone tools, and other artifacts are found in newly plowed fields, on hillsides after a fresh rain, or in washed-out creek beds. These are tangible clues to the anthropology of the Paleo-Indians, and the highly developed Mississippian peoples.

This indispensable guide to identifying and understanding such finds is for conscientious amateur archeologists who make their discoveries in surface terrain. Many are eager to understand the culture that produced the artifact, what kind of people created it, how it was made, how old it is, and what its purpose was.

Here is a handbook that seeks identification through the clues of cultural history. In discussing materials used, the process of manufacture, and the relationship between the artifacts and the environments, it reveals ancient discoveries to be not merely interesting trinkets but by-products from the once vital societies in areas that are now Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Carolinas, as well as in southeastern Texas, southern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana.

The text is documented by more than a hundred drawings in the actual size of the artifacts, as well as by a glossary of archeological terms and a helpful list of state and regional archeological societies.

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A guide to identifying and understanding archaeological artifacts found by the conscientious amateur while exploring surface terrain. Identification is accomplished by familiarizing the reader with some of the pertinent cultural histories of the various time periods and regions. Contains drawings and a list of state and regional archaeological societies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878056385
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Pages:
76
Sales rank:
546,873
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Linda Crawford Culberson is executive director of South Delta Library Services in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im one for history, but unfortunatly this was very boring. It was so boring i couldnt finish the sample!