Wonderful Power: The Story of Ancient Copper Working in the Lake Superior Basin

Wonderful Power: The Story of Ancient Copper Working in the Lake Superior Basin

by Susan R Martin

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Overview

Long before the arrival of European settlers, Native Americans in the Lake Superior basin mined and worked copper and traded it well beyond the region. They directed white settlers to copper lodes and explained the mineral's significance and "wonderful power." Wonderful Power examines the archaeological record to relate the story of that unique industry. Susan Martin has collected critical but scattered information about the uses of ancient copper to address long-standing puzzles over how long it had been used, where it was mined, and who these ancient coppersmiths were.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814328439
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Series: Great Lakes Books Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Susan R. Martin is an assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology at Michigan Technological University.

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