Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians

Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians

by Ellen Sue Turner, Thomas R. Hester, Harry J. Shafer, Richard L. McReynolds
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589794658
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
12/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
35 MB
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