Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $92.65
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $92.65   
  • New (3) from $133.59   
  • Used (3) from $92.65   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 2 of 3
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 2 of 3
Sort by


Useful for academic and recreational archaeologists alike, this book identifies and describes over 200 projectile points and stone tools used by prehistoric Native American Indians in Texas. This third edition boasts twice as many illustrations—all drawn from actual specimens—and still includes charts, geographic distribution maps and reliable age-dating information. The authors also demonstrate how factors such as environment, locale and type of artifact combine to produce a portrait of these ancient cultures.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Turner, a research associate at the Center for Archeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Hester (anthropology, U. of Texas, Austin), identify and describe over 200 dart and arrow projectile points and stone tools used by Native Americans in Texas prior to European immigration and describe how these artifacts were made and used and how they can help elaborate the ancient culture of these diverse peoples. Several b&w drawings on nearly every page visually illustrate the tools and arrow heads being described. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Midwest Book Review
A key archaeological component in the study of antiquarian Native American cultures are the stone implements they've left beyond, especially arrowheads and spearheads. The collaborative work of Ellen Sue Turner, Thomas R. Hester, Harry J. Shafer, and painstakingly illustrated throughout by Richard L. McReynolds, Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians is a 366-page compendium showcasing more than 200 projectile points and stone tools taken from Texas-based archaeological digs. Of special note is the informative and descriptive commentary on environmental factors, locales, and types of artifacts creating portraits of ancient Native American cultures. Now in a thoroughly updated and expanded third edition, Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians is a critically important and strongly recommended scholarly addition to professional and academic library Native American Studies and American Archaeological Studies instructional reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
American Archaeology
[A]n essential guide for the amateur and professional alike, and it should be on the bookshelf of all those with an interest in Texas archaeology. Similar works are need for the rest of the country.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891230519
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Gulf Publishing Field Guide Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Sue Turner of San Antonio, Texas has served as a research associate at the Center for Archeological Research, University of Texas at San Antonio, and as regional director, Region 12, of the Texas Archeological Society.
Thomas R. Hester is professor of anthropology and director of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives near San Antonio in Utopia, Texas.
Richard L. McReynolds is respected throughout Texas as an illustrator of stone artifacts. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
1 Introduction 1
Projectile Point Typology 4
2 The Manufacture and Use of Stone Tools 11
Making Chipped Stone Tools 12
Determining the Function of Stone Tools 40
3 Context and Chronology 45
Archaeological Sequences in Prehistoric Texas 50
4 Projectile Points: Type Descriptions 64
Dart Points 68
Arrow Points 199
5 Chipped Stone Artifacts 239
Bifaces 241
Unifaces 277
6 Ground, Pecked and Polished Stone Artifacts 286
Appendix 1. Archaeological Societies in Texas 318
Appendix 2. Sources of Illustrations 320
Appendix 3. County Symbols for Archaeological Site Designation: Texas (41) 331
Appendix 4. Archeology Awareness Week in Texas 333
Appendix 5. Groups to Contact Around the State 335
Appendix 6. EPAS Projectile Point Analysis Form 337
References Cited 338
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)