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The Spiro Mound" by Henry W. Hamilton Missouri Archaeologist

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Spiro Mound in Le Flore County, OK was excavated by people looking for artifacts to sell during the Great Depression of the 1930s. They found what has been described as the King Tut's Tomb of the United States because of the wonderful artifacts they found. Henry Hamilton and others recognized the significance of the finds and their archaeological importance so he undertook to document the find before the artifacts were futher dispersed and the information forever lost. He completed this book in 1952, less than 20 years after the excavation, when many of those with first hand knowledge were alive for interview. The first part of the book describes the site, the artifacts, and their discovery and the last 150 pages are photo-illustrations and drawings of the fabulous artifacts. The plates include photos of the mounds, effigy pipes (including the Big Boy pipe shown in the scan), wooden human effigies, a wooden mask with deer antlers, effigy stone bowls, the largest number of chipped stone maces ever found in one place, large stone blades (up to 22 inches), arrowpoints, chipped and ground stone spuds, copper axes with wooden handles intact, monolithic axes, discoidals, boatstones, bannerstones, textiles, beads, copper effigies, ear spools, and shell pendants, and several pages of drawings of shell engravings showing humans and animals. Softcover, 6 by 9 inches, 276 pages.


Ancient Indian Pottery of the Mississippi River Valley by Roy Hathcock

Ancient Indian Pottery of the Mississippi River Valley by Roy Hathcock

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This publication recognizes the mastery of the Mound-builder sculptors. Selecting collections throughout the Mississippi River Valley the author compiled data, photographed and classified over 600 pottery vessels. This Mississippian Pottery book published in 1976 a First Edition by the late Roy Hathcock includes pottery types, categories, cultural motifs, compound designs, painted motifs and effigy forms. Shipping $5 in US 48 contiguous states. 232 pages.


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Indians and Archaeology of Missouri by Carl H. & Eleanor F. Chapman

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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. by Carl H. & Eleanor F. Chapman. Columbia MO, Univ of MO Press, 3rd printing, 1972, quality paperback, very good, stiff illustrated wrappers, 161 pages, ill., no previous owner marks, slightest of rubs to cover extremities. 6"x9". Shipping $4.


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Sun Circles and Human Hands : The Southeastern Indians Art and Industries

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This classic compendium of ancient Indian artifacts from the entire southeastern United States remains an indispensable reference source for professionals and enthusiasts alike. From utilitarian arrowheads to beautiful stone effigy pipes to ornately-carved shell disks, the photographs and drawings in Sun Circles and Human Handspresent the archaeological record of the art and native crafts of the prehistoric southeastern Indians. Painstakingly compiled in the 1950s by two sisters who traveled the eastern United States interviewing archaeologists and collectors and visiting the major repositories, Sun Circles and Human Hands is remarkable for its breadth of illustration of Indian-made artifacts and its comprehensive documentation. Although research over the last 50 years has disproven many of the early theories reported in the text-which were not the editors' theories but those of the archaeologists of the day-the excellent illustrations of objects no longer available for examination have more than validated the lasting worth of this popular book. Broadly acclaimed when it first appeared, this new printing has the added value of Knight's foreword, which places the work in its proper context. Useful to museums, state and national parks, school libraries, gift stores, archaeological agencies, and private collections, Sun Circles and Human Hands is a rich pictorial survey accessible to anyone interested in early American Indian culture. by Emma Lila Fundaburk, Mary Douglass Fundaburk Foreman 232 pages Copyright Date 2001


The Archaeology of North America by Dean Snow

The Archaeology of North America by Dean Snow

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The Archaeology of North America by Dean Snow tells the fascinating story of how archaeologists investigate the origins and prehistory of American Indians. More than 12,000 years ago, people we know as Paleo-Indians traveled from Siberia to Alaska across a land bridge that no longer exists. Archaeologists excavating at rock shelters and other sites across the continent have found many signs of the Paleo-Indian way of life, including the distinctive spearpoints with which these first Americans hunted giant game animals. Using tree-ring, radiocarbon, and other dating methods, archaeologists can analyze the pottery and houses, tools and temples that they have uncovered. As a result, we know that the descendants of the Paleo-Indians and later migrants from Asia spread throughout the Americas. 143 pages paperback. Shipping is $4.


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To the Rim of the World: Death and Burial at an Eastern Iroquoian Site

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Book about the excavations of the Kleis site excavating a hillside refuse dump, small midden habitation area and portions of a cemetery of unknown size near the Niagara River of the Eastern Iroquoian estimated to first half of the 17th century. American Society for Amateur Archaeology, Buffalo, 2000. Soft Cover. Condition: Near Fine. The Amateur Archaeologist, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 2000). 85pp. By Richard Gramly. shipping is $4


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Talking Pots : Prehistoric Pottery Icons of the White Mountains of Arizona

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Did the prehistoric peoples of the southwest have a written form of communication? What do their symbols really mean? What secrets from the past can we unlock? Archaeologist James Cunkle is researching the Raven Site Ruin in the White Mountains of Arizona and from that site is putting back together the pieces of pre-history. The Talking Pots of the past now share their secrets. Signed by author James R. Cunkle. Primer Pub, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Bright, clean pages. Binding is tight. Cover is clean and unworn. ; 10.7 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches; 176 pages. shipping is $4


Cities of Ancient Mexico Reconstructing a Lost World

Cities of Ancient Mexico Reconstructing a Lost World by Jeremy Sabloff

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Ancient Mexico was one of the great independent hearths of civilization. Out of a varied landscape grew some of the richest cultures of the early historic world - Olmec, Zapotec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec. Standard histories tend to focus on the individual societies, but Jeremy Sabloff's popular study takes an original approach, emphasizing the unity of Mexican civilization. In a series of fascinating vignettes, Professor Sabloff describes what it would have been like to have lived during the heyday of Mexico's greatest cities. Through the eyes of astronomers and ballplayers, merchants and priests, we see the temples, palaces, and tombs of a civilization obsessed with ritual and death. But who built these cities and how do we know? Sabloff explains convincingly just why archaeologists believe in the indigenous origins of Mexican civilization. This updated edition includes the latest archaeological research on the ancient cities of Mexico: incorporates breakthroughs in the decipherment of the Maya script; and draws on fresh readings of Aztec ethnohistorical sources. Throughout the author reveals the new ideas and techniques revolutionizing archaeological fieldwork and shows how the latest evidence is being used to reconstruct a fuller picture of life in these ancient cities..


Art of The American Indian Frontier by David Penney

Art of The American Indian Frontier by David Penney

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Art of the American Indian Frontier examines an incomparable collection of nineteenth-century Native American art from the North American Woodlands, Prairie, and Plains. The collection resulted from the efforts of Milford G. Chandler and Richard A. Pohrt, whose early childhood fascination with the Indian frontier past evolved into a vast collection and study.


Mummies Myth and Magic

Mummies Myth and Magic by Christine El Mahdy

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Art of the American Indian Frontier examines an incomparable collection of nineteenth-century Native American art from the North American Woodlands, Prairie, and Plains. The collection resulted from the efforts of Milford G. Chandler and Richard A. Pohrt, whose early childhood fascination with the Indian frontier past evolved into a vast collection and study.