Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Southwestern United States

Author: Noel D. Justice

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253108821

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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The American Southwest is the focus for this volume in Noel Justice's series of reference works that survey, describe, and categorize the projectile point and cutting tools used in prehistory by Native American peoples. Written for archaeologists and amateur collectors alike, the book describes over 50 types of stone arrowhead and spear points according to period, culture, and region. With the knowledge of someone trained to fashion projectile points with techniques used by the Indians, Justice describes how the points were made, used, and re-sharpened. His detailed drawings illustrate the way the Indians shaped their tools, what styles were peculiar to which regions, and how the various types can best be identified. There are hundreds of drawings, organized by type cluster and other identifying characteristics. The book also includes distribution maps and color plates that will further aid the researcher or collector in identifying specific periods, cultures, and projectile types.

Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of California and the Great Basin

Author: Noel D. Justice

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 531

View: 619

Purely a reference source, this large volume is part of a series of regional guides that surveys, describes and categorises the different types of projectile points and cutting tools in prehistoric North America. This volume focuses on California and the Great Basin and includes descriptions of more than fifty types along with details on the production process, techniques of retouch, and discussions of regional styles accompanied by distribution maps.

Models for the Millennium

Great Basin Anthropology Today

Author: Charlotte Beck

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 314

View: 2458

Models for the Millennium presents an overview of the development and current practice of anthropology in the Great Basin. This volume includes such topics as historical issues; models for past and present anthropological and archaeological phenomena and cooperation among anthropologists, Native Americans, and government agencies. The volume includes four sections: "Historical Development"' describes the development of ethnology, archaeology, and paleoecology in the Great Basin. "Current Issues" covers topics in general theory, paleoecology, ethnography and linguistics, prehistory, and cultural resource management. "Models of Explanation" examines various approaches to modeling aspects of the archaeological, paleoecological, and ethnographic record in such areas as subsistence, mobility, iconography, and gender. Finally, "Models of Cooperation" discusses how anthropologists, Native Americans, and various agencies come to terms with such issues as burial and sacred sites, range blight, and the destruction of the archaeological record.

Perspectives on Prehistoric Trade and Exchange in California and the Great Basin

Author: Richard E. Hughes

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN: 1607812002

Category: HISTORY

Page: 292

View: 4182

This volume investigates the circumstances and conditions under which trade/exchange, direct access, and/or mobility best account for material conveyance across varying distances at different times in the past.

Archaeology of the Southwest, Third Edition

Author: Linda S Cordell,Maxine McBrinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315433729

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 1439

The long-awaited third edition of this well-known textbook continues to be the go-to text and reference for anyone interested in Southwest archaeology. It provides a comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to modern interpretation and practice. More concise, accessible, and student-friendly, the Third Edition offers students the latest in current research, debates, and topical syntheses as well as increased coverage of Paleoindian and Archaic periods and the Casas Grandes phenomenon. It remains the perfect text for courses on Southwest archaeology at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and is an ideal resource book for the Southwest researchers’ bookshelf and for interested general readers.