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Arrowheads and Spear Points in the Prehistoric Southeast: A Guide to Understanding Cultural Artifacts [NOOK Book]

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How to identify your fascinating find and understand the culture that produced it

Seeking to identify through the clues of cultural history, this handbook discusses materials used, the processes of manufacture, and the relationship between the artifacts and the environments, revealing ancient discoveries to be not merely interesting trinkets--but by-products from the once vital societies in the area now known as the American ...

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

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Overview

How to identify your fascinating find and understand the culture that produced it

Seeking to identify through the clues of cultural history, this handbook discusses materials used, the processes of manufacture, and the relationship between the artifacts and the environments, revealing ancient discoveries to be not merely interesting trinkets--but by-products from the once vital societies in the area now known as the American Southeast. Drawings.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604734850
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 117
  • Sales rank: 861,073
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Illustrations 7
Preface 11
Acknowledgments 13
1 Some Basic Principles of Archaeology 17
2 The First Immigrants 30
3 The Paleo-Indians 40
4 The Archaic Stage 48
5 The Woodland Stage 62
6 The Mississippian Stage 71
Glossary 77
App. A. Additional Projectile Points 81
App. B. State Archaeologists in the Southeast 83
App. C. Museums with Southeastern Archaeological Collections 87
Bibliography 103
Index 113
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    Im one for history, but unfortunatly this was very boring. It was so boring i couldnt finish the sample!

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