Continuing William Beauchamp's
series of New York archaeology, this bulletin
features implements, both prehistoric and historic,
fashioned from copper, brass and iron.
Concerning the use of metal by
the New York Indians, Beauchamp states: "The
stone and bronze ages of Europe have little
reference to America except in a very broad sense.
Using stone implements here from the earliest times
to the present day, men may have used copper also in
New York when the whites came, as some others had
done centuries before. There had been a time when
durable or massive implements were made of this.
Customs changed. The later New York aborigines knew
little or nothing of these implements, and others
employed the material only in an ornamental or
reverential way. The earlier nations did not despise
this use, and well wrought articles for personal
adornment are found in many parts of the United
States and Canada."
This 6-1/2" x 9", 130 page soft
cover book contains 92 pages of text and 38 full
page plates illustrating 185 metal artifacts. $12.95