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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 ...
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Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians

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Overview

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 theses ancient cultures.
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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
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 (booknews.com)
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589794658
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Completely Revised Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 580,935
  • File size: 34 MB
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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.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
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
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