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Ancient Works in Ohio, Whittlesey (1850)

Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge Volume III Article 7, May, 1850

 

A very early work on Ohio earthworks.  Published in the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Volume III Article 7, May, 1850. This is a rare first hand account of some of the outstanding ancient earthworks of Ohio by Charles Whittlesey.

This 8-1/4" x 10-1/2",  33 pages 7 full page plates, soft cover, facsimile reprint  $7.95

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Ancient Mining on the Shores of Lake Superior, Whittlesey(1862)

Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Article 155, April 1862

 

An early work (published April, 1862)  from the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge .   Aboriginal copper mining on Lake Superior as described by Charles Whittlesey.

This 8-1/2" x 11",  29 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 21 woodcuts.  $7.95 

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Atlatls and Bannerstones, Excavations at Indian Knoll, Webb (1946)

The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Reports in Anthropology and Archaeology
Volume IV, Number 3, Part I

 

One of the most electrifying archaeological discoveries in the Eastern United  States made  near Mammoth Cave in Kentucky in the first half of the 20th Century.   The in-situ discovery of atlatl handles, weights and hooks in the Easten United States. 

This 6-3/4" x 10",  251 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 58 illustrations, the majority of which are full page photographic plates, and one foldout map of the site.  $19.95

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Some Aboriginal Sites on the Green River, Kentucky, Moore (1916)

Some Aboriginal Sites on the Green River, Kentucky

Certain Aboriginal Sites on Lower Ohio River

Additional Investigation on Mississippi River

Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol XVI

The original excavations of Indian Knoll, near Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, were made by Clarence B. Moore in the first half of the 20th Century.  Some of the most interesting artifacts recovered from the graves were prismoidal bannerstones and antler hooks.

This 8-1/4" x 10-5/8",  85 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 26 illustrations, 4 of which are full-page as well as the full page, 4 full-color plates which feature artifacts found at the site, including the famous 24 bannerstones.  $16.95

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Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Aborigines, McGuire (1898) - Based on Material in the U.S. Museum

The earliest and most concerted effort to bring together information concerning the use of tobacco among the North American Indians, McGuire's sought-after classic of American archaeology continues to be studied and referenced.

This 7" x 10",  303 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 239 illustrations and 5 plates (4 are maps of pipe locations) .  $24.95 

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Prehistoric Ethnology of a Kentucky Site, Smith (1898)

Fox Farm - Fort Ancient

Harlan I. Smith (also known for his articles on the Northwest Coast) really packs some information about the Fox Farm into this book.  It is an in-depth study of the ethnology of this site  and is very highly regarded in professional archaeological circles.  Extremely well-written and authoritative, I recommend it highly. 

This 7" x 10",  167 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 47 full page plates.  $17.95

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Indian Village Site and Cemetery Near Madisonville, Ohio, Earnest A. Hooten

Fort Ancient

The famed Madisonville site yielded over 1,400 burials and thousands of artifacts and features that include mounds, house circles, cache pits, etc.  Of interest are the proto-historic artifacts composed of early trade goods of European manufacture.

This 7" x 10",  203 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 29 full page plates and a foldout map of the site.  $17.95

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Burial Mounds of the Northern Sections of the United States, Cyrus Thomas (1884)

The famed Madisonville site yielded over 1,400 burials and thousands of artifacts and features that include mounds, house circles, cache pits, etc.  Of interest are the proto-historic artifacts composed of early trade goods of European manufacture.

This 8-1/4" x 10-1/2",  129 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 6 full page plates and 34 illustrations.  $13.95

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Prehistoric Textile Art, William H. Holmes (1884)

Charring, contact with copper, impressions on pottery, arid environments, these are the ways that fabric was preserved over the ages just waiting for William H. Holmes to study and describe it.  One of our favorite authors takes a look at wattle work, fabrics, feather work, basketry, matting , nets, etc. 

This 8-1/4" x 10-1/2",  64 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 9 full page plates and 28 illustrations.  $7.95

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Origin and Development of Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art, William H. Holmes (1884)

Charring, contact with copper, impressions on pottery, arid environments, these are the ways that fabric was preserved over the ages just waiting for William H. Holmes to study and describe it.  One of our favorite authors takes a look at wattle work, fabrics, feather work, basketry, matting , nets, etc. 

This 8-1/4" x 10-1/2",  64 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 9 full page plates and 28 illustrations.  $7.95

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Folsom, The Lindenmeier Site, Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr., Kirk Bryan and Louis L. Ray

The assembled papers of Frank Roberts' concerning this landmark Folsom site. To illustrate the geological view of this site we have also included in this compilation the Geologic Antiquity of the Lindenmeier Site in Colorado by Bryan and Ray.

This 6-3/4" x 9-1/2",  289 page, soft cover,  contains 10 collected publications, dozens of photographs and 3 foldout maps. $24.95

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Societies in Eclipse by Brose, Cowan and Mainfort (2001)

Archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands Indians, A.D. 1400-1700

These books were published by the now defunct Smithsonian Institution Press and have been out of print for about 5 years or so.  Dr. Brose, who we met through a mutual friend, was gracious enough to allow us to offer a small quantity of them to our customers from his own limited stock.  These are brand new,  right out of the box originals - in mint condition.  We only have a few and I know a lot of our customers will be interested in the subject matter, so please see the detail page here.

This 8-1/2" x 11",  283 page, soft cover original,  contains 16 chapters, 80 illustrations and 20 tables.  Smithsonian Cover Price $29.95  Our Price $22.95

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