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Fort Ancient

The Great Prehistoric Earthwork

of Warren County, Ohio

Phillips Academy Department of Archaeology
Part II of Bulletin IV, 1908

Warren K. Moorehead

In this publication, Moorehead presents a more refined version of his original 1898 work on Fort Ancient.

  "On a slightly rolling plateau in Warren County, Ohio, overlooking the beautiful valley of the Little Miami river, is situated Fort Ancient, the greatest of all prehistoric earthworks in the Mississippi basin.
This plateau is remarkable in its configuration. There is nothing precisely like it to be found in the Ohio valley, so far as the writer's observation extends. The plateau is cut up irregularly by ravines, and although none are of great length, yet all of them are precipitous and attain their depth within a few hundred yards from the beginning of their erosion ... The distance around the inclosure (following the center of the embankment) is 18,712.2 feet." (Warren K. Moorehead, 1908)

This  6-1/2" x 8-1/2", 142 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 41 plates - 2 of which are foldout map and diagram.  $14.95   



The Masterpieces of the Ohio Mound Builders

Hilltop Fortifications Including Fort Ancient

E. O Randall

E. O. Randall was the secretary of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society when he wrote this book in 1916,  includes sections on Mound Builders, and forts of Ohio including: Fort Ancient,  Spruce Hill Fort, Fort Hill, Glenford Stone Fort, Miami Fort, Fortified Hill (Butler County),  and even Cahokia Mound in Illinois merits a discussion.

5-1/2" x 8", 130 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint.  $9.95   



Contributions to the Archaeology of the Illinois River Valley

By Frank C. Baker, James B. Griffin, Richard G. Morgan, Georg K. Neumann, Jay L. B. Taylor

Edited by James B. Griffin and Richard G. Morgan

A look at the archaeology of the Illjinois River Valley dedicated to Warren K. Moorehead.   This publication also includes the ethnozoology of the prehistoric Indians of Illinois and a section on Hagan Mound Crania.

This 8.25" x 10-1/2", 211 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 4 text figures, 16 tables and 68 full-page plates.  $19.95

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Contributions to the Archaeology of Missouri

Part I. Pottery

Archaeological Remains in Southeastern Missouri by W. B. Potter
The Ancient Pottery of Southeastern Missouri by Edward Evers

An early and rare work on the pottery of Missouri from the St. Louis Academy of Science.

This 8-1/4" x 10-1/2", 122 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 5 foldout maps and 24 full-page plates.  $19.95

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The Mound-Builders

Henry Clyde Shetrone

The classic work on the Mound-Builders of the United States by Henry Clyde Shetrone.  This work examines earthworks and mounds from North Dakota to Florida and Kansas to the East Coast.  The table of contents and list of illustrations (below) give an insight into the scope of this legendary publication.

Our reprint features the full color Mound-Builder plate as well as the full size color foldout map of mound and earthwork distribution of the Eastern United States.

This 6-1/2" x 8-1/2", 530 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 299 illustrations, full color mound-builder plate and earthwork distribution foldout map.  $27.95

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Spiro Mound

The Spiro Mound Collection in the Museum
Historical Sketch of the Spiro Mound

E. K. Burnett and Forrest E. Clements

Since the original Spiro Mound amateur excavations resulted in the scattering of the contents into numerous private collections, the Heye Museum of the American Indian produced this publication to catalog the objects that were acquired by the museum. Also included is an historical sketch of the Spiro Mound.

This 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 220 pages including the 94 full page plates and descriptions.  $16.95

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The Wulfing Plates

Products of Prehistoric Americans
Virginia Drew Watson - 1950


Primitive Metal Working - Willoughby

Primitive Copper Working: An Experimental Study - Cushing

An archaeologically isolated find of 8 repousse' copper plates, made in Dunklin County, Missouri in 1906 generates two questions: who made these copper plates and how did they end up buried in a field that has no known mounds or village sites in the vicinity? Also included are two metal working papers by Cushing and Willoughby.

Watson also discusses the manufacturing process including a detailed study of the riveting techniques used in the copper plates to enlarge or repair them.  Frank Hamilton Cushing of the Bureau of American Ethnology was conducting experiments in copper  working utilizing aboriginal tools and techniques and his work is also discussed in the manufacturing section.  Since his work was quoted at length, we have included his paper from the American Anthropologist of 1894.   Charles Willoughby was also active in metal working experiments and we have included his paper from the American Anthropologist of 1903 as well. 

This 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 148 pages including 15 full page plates and drawings and 13 in-text diagrams.  $16.95

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Hopewellian Communities in Illinois
Edited by Deuel Thorne - 1952

Papers by Thorne Deuel, James B. Griffin,, Winslow M. Walker, John C. McGregor, Melvin L. Fowler and Georg K. Neumann

An excellent resource on the Hopewell of Illinois and the Hopewell in general.

Paper authors to this volume include: Thorne Deuel, Illinois State Museum , James B. Griffin, University of Michigan, Winslow M. Walker, John C. McGregor, University of Illinois, Melvin L. Fowler, Illinois State Museum, and Georg K. Neumann, Indiana University

This 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 271 pages including 94 full page plates and drawings and 15 tables.  $19.95

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Aboriginal Pottery of the Eastern United States, William H. Holmes (1903)

The classic work on pottery by William H. Holmes, the former director of the U.S. Bureau of Ethnology. This publication explains pottery types and methods of manufacture and is illustrated with some extraordinary pottery artifacts found in the Eastern United States.  

This 7-3/4" x 10-1/2",  414 page soft cover book is perfect bound, profusely illustrated with 177 full page plates (7  full color), 79 illustrations  and a color pottery distribution map of the Eastern United States.   $27.95

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