Indians and Archaeology of Missouri / Edition 2

Indians and Archaeology of Missouri / Edition 2

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by Carl H. Chapman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826204015

ISBN-13: 2900826204010

Pub. Date: 10/28/1983

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

This expanded edition of Indians and Archaeology of Missouri gives an excellent introduction to the cultural development of Missouri’s Indians during the past twelve thousand years. Providing a new chapter on the Hunter Foragers of the Dalton period and substantial revision of other chapters to incorporate recent discoveries, the Chapmans present

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This expanded edition of Indians and Archaeology of Missouri gives an excellent introduction to the cultural development of Missouri’s Indians during the past twelve thousand years. Providing a new chapter on the Hunter Foragers of the Dalton period and substantial revision of other chapters to incorporate recent discoveries, the Chapmans present knowledge based upon decades of experience with archaeological excavations in an understandable and fascinating form.

The first edition of Indians and Archaeology of Missouri has been recognized in Missouri and nationally as one of the best books of its kind. The Missouri Historical Review called it “simply indispensable.” The Plains Anthropologist added similar praise: “Clearly written and exceptionally well illustrated…it is the answer to the amateur’s prayers.” Archaeology described it as “a boon to Missouri’s many amateur archaeologists, a useful source of information for professionals and interesting reading for the layman.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900826204010
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
10/28/1983
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
176

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
Indians and Archaeology,
Our Heritage from the American Indian,
Indians of the Americas,
Indians in Missouri,
The Earliest Americans,
The Early Hunters: Paleo-Indian Period,
The Hunter-Foragers: Dalton Period,
The Foragers: Hunter Gatherers of the Archaic Period,
The First Potters: Early Woodland Period,
The Traders: Middle Woodland Period,
The Regional Isolationists: Late Woodland Period,
The Townspeople: Village Farmers of the Mississippi Period,
The Prairie Dwellers: Protohistoric Period,
The Missouri and Osage: Indians of History,
The Remnants: Tribes Passing through Missouri,
The Archaeological Survey of Missouri,
The Archaeologist at Work,
Looking to the Future,
Glossary,

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Indians and Archaeology of Missouri 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The Chapmans paint a well-structured picture of the pre-history of Missouri. They discuss the different eras of early midwestern civilization (for instance: Early, Middle and Late Woodland), the tribes, and the influences on those tribes. The book has many excellent photographs and drawings of sites and artifacts. The Chapmans realize that there is more to Missouri pre-history than just the Mississippi Valley settlements; they include a lot of information about ancient tribes and mound builders of the Ozarks region as well. It is well written and an easy read. I devoured it in three days, did a lot of underlining, and refer back to sections of it frequently. I even shared it with friends, one of whom liked it enough to buy her own copy. The only down side to the book is that it is not indexed.