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Prehistoric Men of Kentucky

Colonel Bennett H. Young - 1910

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

An early study of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Bluegrass state.   This classic is a very good read with highlights including the artifacts found in Salts Cave which included many made of perishable materials such as textiles and wooden articles.  Young was praised by many other authors for his writing style and  detailed examination of archaeology in this landmark work.

This 6-1/2" x 9",  343 page soft cover book is perfect bound, profusely illustrated with 125 black & white illustrations  and  plates (many full page).  $19.95

   

Colonel B. H. Young Kentucky Mounds Ceremonial Bowl
Slate and quartzite axes Indian Fort Hill, near Berea, Kentucky Rare Pestle Forms
Pottery Stone Fort Stone Bowls
Moccasin from Salts Cave
Sample  Plates - click on image to enlarge

CONTENTS

Confidential Foreword
Theories and Traditions as to who were the Prehistoric
Men of Kentucky
Beginnings of Archeological Research in Kentucky
Period in which These People Lived in Kentucky
Stone Grave Burials
Mounds and Mound Burials
Earthwork and Stone Fortifications and Enclosures
Kentucky's Largest Fort
Imaginary Battle Scene
Stone Structure in Nelson County
Prehistoric Dress
Needles, Awls, and Thread
Weapons and Manner of Use
Axes, Celts, Pestles, and Mortars
Pottery Ware and Implements
Chipped Stone Implements
Ceremonials of Polished Stone
Pierced Tablets
Tubes
Boat Stones
Copper Implements and Ornaments
Ornaments and Other Objects of Hematite
Engraved Gorgets and Other Objects of Shell
Stone Beads and Rings
Fishing and Fishing Implements
Drills, Drilling, and Fire Making
Images and Idols
Pipes and Smoking
Discoveries in Kentucky Caves