Arrowheads and Stone Artifacts, Third Edition

A Practical Guide for the Amateur Archaeologist

Author: C.G. Yeager

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0871083329

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This practical, down-to-earth guide for surface collectors of arrowheads and stone artifacts is designed especially for amateur archaeologists and people interested in learning how to study and collect artifacts safely and responsibly. The author reveals invaluable tips on: where to look for artifacts; how to identify artifacts; where surface collecting is permissible; starting and caring for your own collection. With more than fifty new photographs and illustrations of common and rare artifacts, this book is the perfect addition to libraries of amateur archaeologists thirsty for knowledge about preserving and interpreting the remains of a prehistoric culture.

Arrowheads & Stone Artifacts

A Practical Guide for the Surface Collector and Amateur Archaeologist

Author: Carl Gary Yeager

Publisher: Westwinds Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: 158

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Amateur, or avocational, archaeologists have made extraordinarily important contributions to our knowledge of prehistory. In order for them to do so, it is essential that they be able to identify the artifacts their discoveries and that, when they find sites that warrant intensive investigation, they report them to those who maintain state records and who can refer them to well-qualified professionals. This book should be very helpful for amateurs who truly care about archaeology and who wish to increase their knowledge and to contribute to the preservation and interpretation of remains of prehistoric cultures.

Collecting Indian Knives

Identification and Values

Author: Lar Hothem

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

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Expanded and updated with new photos and information, this second edition is loaded with values and identification guidelines to help identify Indian knife artifacts. 16-page color photo gallery. 200 bandw photos.

Antler, Bone & Shell Artifacts

Identification & Value Guide

Author: Lar Hothem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574324617

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 368

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The finest North American Indian artifacts were made of organic materials, and luckily many survive. Materials used include the most common, bone, plus antler, shell, fur, ivory, and horn. Artifact classes range from projectile points and awls to fishhooks, gorgets, beads, and more. Collectors today value such pieces because of their artistic beauty and rarity. Most of them were destroyed by natural processes over the centuries, so those that remain are treasured. Lar Hothem, author of the bestselling five-volume series Indian Artifacts of the Midwest, has once again produced a fantastic book for Indian artifacts collectors. Each artifact includes information on type or class, material, size, find-location, and (in most cases) an estimated value. Background information is included about these artifacts, including finds made throughout North America. Advertisements from early dealers are listed, as well as recent auction results. This book opens the window to a fascinating world of study and collecting. 2006 values.

Indian Axes & Related Stone Artifacts

Identification & Values

Author: Lar Hothem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574322194

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 239

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This is the only book available, designed for collectors, about prehistoric Indian axes. The author of the popular four-volume Indian Artifacts of the Midwest series has brought back this title for a second edition, which includes almost 500 b/w photos and now includes an all-new colour section with almost 100 photos.

American Indian Artifacts

How to Identify, Evaluate, and Care for Your Collection

Author: Ellen Woods

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929765556

Category: History

Page: 220

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Wouldn't it be terrific to become an expert in a given field without putting in years of practice? American Indian Artifacts builds upon the author's 22 years of experience in collecting and shows the reader how to avoid the pitfalls. Journey back to a simpler time by comparing and evaluating the handiwork of American Indians. The history, design, and identification of numerous collectibles, such as baskets, pottery, quill and beadwork, hides, and jewelry, are marvelously presented. This book is destined to become the new and trusted guidebook for both the beginning and expert collector. "This book is not only enjoyable to read but is an invaluable sourcebook and a must for all collectors of North American Indian artifacts." -- Gloria Bodgon, Cherokee, Professor of Anthropology

Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms

Native American Artifacts and Spirit Stones from the Northeast

Author: Edward J. Lenik

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319239

Category: History

Page: 187

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Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms rounds out Edward J. Lenik's comprehensive and expert study of the rock art of northeastern Native Americans. This volume provides a basis for interpreting the symbolism of more than eighty portable stone artifacts found in the region.

Authenticating Ancient Indian Artifacts

How to Recognize Reproduction and Altered Artifacts

Author: James R. Bennett,Jim Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574325553

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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Arrowhead collector Jim Bennett wrote this book to help other collectors know they are purchasing authentic artifacts, not reproductions or altered points.

The Overstreet Indian Arrowheads Identification And Price Guide, 6th Edition

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 9780380807819

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 972

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Newly re-formatted, The Overstreet Indian Arrowheads Identification and price guide, sixth edition, puts regional information at your fingertips quickly and easily. With the thumbnail guides and thousands of completely new photos, identification is a snap. This comprehensive guide now provides the broadest coverage ever and includes: More types and more regions How to buy authentic relics Up-to-date regional market reports Tips on grading Dazzling color section Over 900 pages Over 5,000 actual-size illustrations Chronology of early man A special up-to-the-minute article on lithics by John Grenawalt

Arrowheads & Projectile Points

Author: Lar Hothem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

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Surveys the types of Indian arrowheads from the various regions of the United States and Canada and provides guidance on dating and collecting arrowheads

North American Indian Artifacts

A Collector's Identification & Value Guide

Author: Lar Hothem

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780873415545

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 493

View: 9272

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Describes, illustrates, and lists the current market value of Indian artifacts including arrowheads, slate ornaments, tools, pottery, baskets, clothing, pipes, weaving, dolls, and jewelry

Grizzlies On My Mind

Essays of Adventure, Love, and Heartache from Yellowstone Country

Author: Michael W. Leach

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0871083167

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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What is it about Yellowstone National Park that draws millions of visitors from all over the world? If you've visited Yellowstone, you should already know the answer. If you've never visited—or you have, but still don't know the answer—Michael Leach explains it to you in his book of essays, "Grizzlies on My Mind." Leach is a Yellowstone insider with unmatched passion for this nation's first national park. At the age of twenty-two, Leach's dream of becoming a Yellowstone ranger came true. It wasn't long before he'd earned the nickname "Rev" for his powerful Yellowstone "sermons." In "Grizzlies on My Mind," Leach shares his love for Yellowstone—its landscapes and wildlife, especially its iconic bison and grizzlies—as he tells tales that will delight anyone interested in the national park system, wildlife and wild landscapes, rivers and adventure. Heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of human lives lost, efforts to save a black bear cub, a famous wolf who helped Leach through some dark personal days, the unique and oftentimes humorous Yellowstone "culture," backpacking trips that nearly ended in disaster, and Leach's spiritual journey with his Assiniboine-Gros Ventre "brother" fill the pages—and the reader's heart. If you've never been charged by an elk, traveled solo at dawn across Yellowstone's frigid interior (working your way slowly through a herd of peaceful bison in the process), or lain awake in a backcountry tent, listening for the spine-tingling breaths of a curious grizzly—but you crave such experiences, "Grizzlies on My Mind" is the book for you.

Colorado's Hot Springs

Author: Deborah Frazier

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 1941821383

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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COLORADO’S HOT SPRINGS is an entertaining, comprehensive guide to the state's sweet soaking sites and their histories. The photographs capture each spring's unique character and beauty. Each chapter blends descriptions of the warm water wonders with stories about the unique characters, events, and ancient use by Native Americans. The springs are Colorado's warm water ocean and Debbie visited each one. This all new, up-to-date guide profiles forty-four hot springs, providing descriptions, contact information, directions, maps, photographs, and historical notes.

Ancient Indian Artifacts

Collecting Flint Weapons and Tools

Author: Jim Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574326246

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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Supported by hundreds of full-color photographs, prices, and information on artifact identification, offers an introduction to collecting ancient Native American artifacts.

Castle Valley, America

hard land, hard-won home

Author: Nancy Jacobus Taniguchi

Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 365

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In Castle Valley, coal mining and the railroad attracted diverse, multiethnic communities and a fair share of historic characters, from Butch Cassidy to Mother Jones. Taniguchi has written an epic history that is not just local history but American history writ locally.

Arrowheads and Spear Points in the Prehistoric Southeast

A Guide to Understanding Cultural Artifacts

Author: Linda Crawford Culberson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604734850

Category: Social Science

Page: 117

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The Native American tribes of what is now the southeastern United States left intriguing relics of their ancient cultural life. Arrowheads, spear points, stone tools, and other artifacts are found in newly plowed fields, on hillsides after a fresh rain, or in washed-out creek beds. These are tangible clues to the anthropology of the Paleo-Indians, and the highly developed Mississippian peoples. This indispensable guide to identifying and understanding such finds is for conscientious amateur archeologists who make their discoveries in surface terrain. Many are eager to understand the culture that produced the artifact, what kind of people created it, how it was made, how old it is, and what its purpose was. Here is a handbook that seeks identification through the clues of cultural history. In discussing materials used, the process of manufacture, and the relationship between the artifacts and the environments, it reveals ancient discoveries to be not merely interesting trinkets but by-products from the once vital societies in areas that are now Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Carolinas, as well as in southeastern Texas, southern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana. The text is documented by more than a hundred drawings in the actual size of the artifacts, as well as by a glossary of archeological terms and a helpful list of state and regional archeological societies.

Forensic Evidence

Science and the Criminal Law, Second Edition

Author: Terrence F. Kiely

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420038060

Category: Law

Page: 536

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One of the greatest challenges encountered by those in the forensic sciences is anticipating what the state and federal courts will – or will not – allow as valid physical evidence. With this in mind, the author of Forensic Evidence: Science and the Criminal Law, Second Edition analyzes and explains the judicial system’s response to the applicability of forensic science in the investigation, prosecution, and defense of criminal activity. Each chapter of this comprehensive yet accessible resource provides an overview and analysis of the scientific and legal aspects of a particular forensic discipline. An important new feature of this second edition is that each chapter focuses on discussions of recent forensics literature reviews from Interpol’s 14th Annual Forensic Science Symposium. This latest edition also updates previously discussed cases and presents the most recent applications of the Frye and Daubert standards, the admissibility of eyewitness identification, the upsurge of cases and statutes that involve post-conviction DNA, and the increased interest in re-examining cold cases. As challenges to forensic evidence become increasingly rigorous, so does the need for intense preparation. Forensic Evidence: Science and the Criminal Law, Second Edition is the book that those in the forensic sciences need to have on hand to successfully prepare for what may await them in the courtroom.