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Prehistoric Antiquities of Indiana

A DESCRIPTION OF THE MORE NOTABLE EARTHWORKS, MOUNDS, IMPLEMENTS AND CEREMONIAL OBJECTS LEFT IN INDIANA BY OUR PREDECESSORS, TOGETHER WITH  SOME  INFORMATION  AS  TO THEIR  ORIGIN AND

ANTIQUITY, AND THE PREHISTORY OF  INDIANA

Eli Lilly - 1937

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Having grown up in Ohio, I never fully appreciated the fantastic amount of prehistory that was present in our neighbor to the west - Indiana. Eli Lilly presents the archaeological treasures of the Hoosier State with a staggering array of full page plates, this is one of the best illustrated state archaeological  books that I have seen. 

Lilly sums up the purpose of this book in the preface with these words: "The object in writing this book was to interest more of the people of Indiana in the relics of our vanished predecessors and to stimulate inquiry into the prehistory and archaeology of our state. The pursuit of this subject has led the author along such pleasant paths that he is desirous of sharing them with others."   A quick perusal of the table of contents and illustration list (below) will show that he obviously fulfilled this object.

This 8-1/4"" x 10-1/2",  293 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 52 full page plates of engravings and photographs.    $24.95

   

Earthworks Slate Artifacts

Hill Top Fort

Folsom Points Woodland Artifacts

Pyramid Mound Pottery

Boatstones Mortars

Birdstones

Sample  Plates - click on image to enlarge

CONTENTS

The Origin And Antiquity Of The American Indian
A Tentative Outline Of The Prehistory Of Indiana
Some Striking Prehistoric Sites In Indiana
    
The Anderson Mounds
     The Angel Mounds
     Four Ancient Hilltop Forts
     The Whitewater Valley And Southeastern Indiana
     The New Castle Group
     The Winchester Earthworks
     The Vincennes Mounds
     Greene County Hopewell Relationships
     Northwestern Indiana Hopewell Affiliations
     Northeastern Indiana Problems
     The Ohio Falls Region
     The Strawtown Works
Flint Objects
Abraded And Ground Stone Objects
     Celts And Axes
     Cup Stones
     Mortars And Pestles
     Stone Ornaments And Ceremonials
     Gorgets
     Plummets
     Discoidal Stones
     Bird Stones
     Boat Stones
     Banner Stones
     Cones And Hemispheres
     Tubes
     Spatulate Forms
     Pipes
Uses Of Other Materials
     Copper
     Mica
     Bone And Horn
     Shell Work
     Cannel Coal
Prehistoric Indiana Earthenware
Indian Fabrics
Bibliography On Indiana Archaeology
Index
 

ILLUSTRATIONS

Folsom Points
Artifacts: Woodland Pattern
Artifacts: Mississippi Pattern
The Welborn Mound, Posey County
The Remains Of Bone Bank
Map Of Anderson Group
Aerial View Near Anderson Group Showing Hitherto
      Unsuspected Square in A Near-By Field
Map Of Angel Works
Mound A, Angel Works
Mound E, Angel Works
Mound F, Angel Works
The Beehive Mound Near Angel Works
Map Of Merom Fort
Effigies
Mound Camp Artifacts
The Nowlin Mound
Lensing Of Earth In Nowlin Mound
The Excavated Nowlin Mound
Map Of New Castle Group
Mound 4, New Castle Group
Mound 2, New Castle Group
Fudge Mound Artifacts
The Pyramid Mound At Vincennes
A Pot From Pyramid Mound
The Sugarloaf Mound At Vincennes
Greene County Sherds
A Hopewell Ceremonial Vessel
Clark County Sherds
A Turtleback Cache
The Strawtown Works
Sherds From Strawtown
Types Of Flint Points
Characteristic Arrow Points—Fort Ancient,
     Woodland, and Iroquois
Beveled-Edge Flint Blades
Drills
Flint Hoes
Ceremonial Blades
Hammer Stones
Celts
Grooved Axes
Ceremonial Axe
Chisels, Gouge, And Adze
Cup Stones
Mortars
Pestles
Paint Cups
Types Of Gorgets
Four Types Of Adena Gorgets Showing Tapered Holes
Gorgets—possibly Clan Insignia
Plummets
Discoidal Stones
Discoidals
Bird Stones