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Book 34-$150 still in the plastic wrap

Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand Edited by Richard Townsend

Along the Ohio, Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, the archaeological remains of earthen pyramids, plazas and works of art testify to Native American civilisations that thrived there between 3000 B.C. and A.D. 1500. This book presents new information on the art and cultures of these peoples. Catalogue for an exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago, 20 November 2004 to 30 January 2005; The Saint Louis Art Museum, February to May 2005; and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, June to September 2005.

ISBN-10 0300104677 ISBN-13 9780300104677 288 pages Hardcover 2004-10-11 Yale University Press
Weight 69 Oz Width 9 In. Length 12 In.

Book 35- $30

Mississippian Pottery : A Tribute to Roy Hathcock by Rick Fitzgerald; 176 Pages

Among artifact collectors, Roy Hathcock was a legend. He popularized Native American ceramics of the central Mississippi River Valley by publishing two significant books: Ancient Indian Pottery of the Mississippi River Valley in 1976 and The Quapaw and Their Pottery in 1983. These publications became the cornerstones of today’s pottery collectors. The purpose of this tribute is to honor Mr. Hathcock by publishing fifty-five vessels previously owned or pictured by him. Included with each vessel is a page of text discussing provenience, Roy’s comments, owner history, publications, and interesting information that has surfaced since Roy’s original publications. In addition, there are twenty-seven pottery vessels that Roy and I discussed at length during our teacher-student relationship. Mr. Hathcock was an extremely knowledgeable collector of Mississippi artifacts who was blessed with a charming personality. He was an outstanding educator for over thirty-five years, and he became a gracious mentor to many collectors during his lifetime. I hope you enjoy this tribute to my friend, Roy Hathcock. Rick Fitzgerald is an associate editor of the Prehistoric American magazine, the official publication of the Genuine Indian Relic Society. He has written a number of articles for the Central States Archaeological Journal as well. A retired Merrill Lynch financial consultant, Mr. Fitzgerald currently teaches graduate-level finance at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Connie, reside in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Book 36- $25

SEAMAN, N. G.; Indian relics of the Pacific Northwest; Binfords & Mort; 1967; Second edition Second Printing 1974; 255 pp. 100s of photos, illusts., diagrams, maps.

Book 37- $25

Lewis, Thomas M.N. & Kneberg, Madeline; Tribes That Slumber: Indians of the Tennessee Region; University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN (1966); 6th printing 1977; 196 pages

 

Book 38- $40

Damas, David; William C. Sturtevant, General Editor; Handbook of the North American Indians vol 5 Arctic; Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1984; 845 pages, ISBN 978-0160045806

For complete list of articles included

Book 39- $100

Kenneth B. Farnsworth, Thomas E. Emerson; Early Woodland Archeology, Kampsville Seminar in Archeology ,1; Kampsville, IL; Kampsville Archeological Center, Center for American Archeo. 1986; 651 pages

Detailed Review of this book

Book 40- $25

Philip Kopper; North American Indians: Before the Coming of the Europeans; Smithsonian 1986; 288 pages

Book 41- $20

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Lost Civilizations: Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers

Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers is one of twenty-four volumes in the Time-Life book series Lost Civilizations. This series explores the worlds of the past, using the finds of archaeologists and other scientists to bring ancient peoples and their cultures vividly to life. This volume describes the archaeology of pre-Columbian North America with an emphasis on the Eastern Woodlands and the Southwest.

Chapters One and Two reveal the Adena, Hopewell, and Mississippian cultures of the Eastern Woodlands. These cultures are known as Mound Builder societies as they constructed large earthen mounds for burial, religious, and ceremonial purposes. Many of these mounds are in the shapes of animals or unique geometric figures. These cultures flourished from around 500 B.C. to A.D. 1500. The Sinagua, Hohokam, Mogollon, and Anasazi cultures of the Southwest are described in Chapters Three and Four; these cultures flourished from around 200 and 1450 A.D. and are collectively known as Cliff Dwellers, though the term more accurately applies only to the Anasazi. Numerous photographs of artifacts, ruins, and archaeological sites enhance the narrative.

In conclusion, Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers is a great depiction of the pre-Columbian archaeology of North America. Includes maps, index, and bibliography. Highly recommended.

Hardcover:168 pages Time Life Education (November 1, 1992)

Book 42- $50

Masterpeices of Modern Lithic Art Vol 1 2014

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