Arrowheads and Stone Artifacts: A Practical Guide for the Amateur Archaeologist

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This practical, down-to-earth guide for surface collectors of arrowheads and stone artifacts is designed especially for amateur archaeologists and people interested in learning how to study and collect artifacts safely and responsibly. The author reveals invaluable tips on: where to look for artifacts; how to identify artifacts; where surface collecting is permissible; starting and caring for your own collection. With more than fifty new photographs and illustrations of common and rare artifacts, this book is the...

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This practical, down-to-earth guide for surface collectors of arrowheads and stone artifacts is designed especially for amateur archaeologists and people interested in learning how to study and collect artifacts safely and responsibly. The author reveals invaluable tips on: where to look for artifacts; how to identify artifacts; where surface collecting is permissible; starting and caring for your own collection. With more than fifty new photographs and illustrations of common and rare artifacts, this book is the perfect addition to libraries of amateur archaeologists thirsty for knowledge about preserving and interpreting the remains of a prehistoric culture.

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Yeager, a lifetime amateur archaeologist, introduces others interested in the field to the process of collecting and identifying surface stone artifacts. Incorporating 153 b&w line drawings and photographs, he explains the best places to look for artifacts, including where surface collecting is permissible, and how to collect safely and responsibly. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Now in an updated and expanded second edition, C.G. Yeager's Arrowheads & Stone Artifacts: A Practical Guide For The Amateur Archaeologist continues to be the finest introduction to the subject available for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in Native American antiquarian artifacts and archaeological sites. Yeager offers practical advice on where to look for artifacts, how to identify artifacts, where surface collecting is permissible, as well as how to start and care for a personal collection. Arrowheads & Stone Artifacts is a superbly written and presented introduction that is highly recommended for personal, school, and community library popular archaeology and Native American studies reference collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871089120
  • Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Pruett Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 688,993
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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