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PRIMITIVE INDUSTRY

Illustrations of the Handiwork

in stone, bone and clay of the Native

Races of the Northern Atlantic Seaboard

 of the United States of America

Charles C. Abbott, M.D. - 1881

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

A rare  book concerning the Archaeology of the Northern Atlantic Seaboard

A comprehensive work of the artifacts of the Northern Atlantic Seaboard of the United States. From the common pitted stones to exquisite pipes and copper artifacts, Abbott compares and contrasts the finds with artifacts from other states such as Ohio and Illinois. A glance at the Table Of Contents (below)  best illustrates the scope of this work which explains the necessity for 33 chapters totaling 560 pages. 

Also included is The Antiquity and Origin of the Trenton Gravel by  Professor Henry Carvill Lewis of the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania.

This 6-1/2" x 9-1/2",  560 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint contains 429 illustrations.    $24.95

   

CONTENTS

Introductory.
Stone Axes.
Celts, Chisels And Gouges.
Grooved Hammers.
Semilunar Knives.
Chipped Flint Knives.
Drills, Awls Or Perforators.
Scrapers.
Slickstones And Sinew Dressers.
Mortars And Pestles.
Pottery.
Steatite Food-Vessels.
Pitted Stones.
Chipped Flint Implements.
Bone Implements.
Agricultural Implements.
Plummets.
Net Sinkers.
Spearpoints And Arrowheads.
Flint Daggers.
Grooved Stone Club-Heads.
Pipes.
Discoidal Stones.
Inscribed Stones.
Ceremonial Objects.
Bird-Shaped Stones.
Gorgets, Totems, Pendants And Trinkets.
Copper Implements.
Hand-Hammers And Rubbing Stones.
Shell Heaps.
Flint Chips.
Palaeolithic Implements.
The Antiquity And Origin Of The Trenton Gravels.
Vermont Birdstone New Jersey Axe - 6 Pounds

New Hampshire Slate Knife

New Jersey Mortar New York Bone Fish Hook

Massachusetts and New Jersey Blades

Trenton Gravel Map

Pennsylvania Pipe

Maine Plummet

Part 2 Sample Plates - click on image to enlarge