CAVE EXPLORATIONS IN MISSOURI INDIANA ILLINOIS KENTUCKY TENNESSEE AND ALABAMA

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Cave Explorations In Missouri Indiana Illinois Kentucky Tennessee And Alabama

Author : Gerard Fowke
ISBN : 1940777062
Genre : Caves
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In "Cave Explorations in Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama," Gerard Fowke, the famed American archaeologist and geologist, gives detailed accounts of the archaeological and geological histories of more than 180 caves throughout the American Midwest and South. Through in-depth descriptions and over 90 illustrations, Fowke provides readers with a look into the formation of these caves and the early people who inhabited them. This book is an excellent companion to "Caves of Missouri" by J. Harlen Bretz.
Category: Caves

The Mound Builders

Author : Henry Shetrone
ISBN : 9780817350864
Genre : History
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A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication A classic resource on early knowledge of prehistoric mounds and the peoples who constructed them in the eastern United States. With this accessible volume, Henry Clyde Shetrone made available to general readers the archaeological research data and conclusions concerning the ancient mounds and earthworks that dot the landscape of eastern North America. Dismissing popularly held theories of mysterious giants who built these structures, he explained that their purposes were defensive and ceremonial, that they had been used for habitation, burial, and worship. Their builders were antecedents of the native peoples of present-day America and had been skilled artisans and engineers with successful agricultural practices and structured leadership. Twenty chapters discuss aspects of mound-builder cultures: quarrying of flint and obsidian for knapping into points; mining of copper and iron and its fashioning into tools and ceremonial objects; spinning and weaving materials and methods; smoking customs; carving of calumets and their use in ceremony; freshwater pearls and other items for body ornamentation; and the use of stone burial vaults, cremation basins, and concepts of an afterlife. Data is presented from excavations ranging broadly from Massachusetts to Florida and from Texas to North Dakota. As Bradley Lepper points out in his new introduction, "The Mound-Builders is a testament to Shetrone's success at working towards 'correlation and systematization' of data, as well as public education. . . . Shetrone was no armchair popularizer. His work was based on years of excavation and first-hand familiarity with much of the data. His popularizations [still] echo with the ring of the shovel and trowel in gravelly soil."
Category: History

The Mound Builders

Author : H. C. Shetrone
ISBN : UVA:X000233723
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Sacred Darkness

Author : Holley Moyes
ISBN : 9781607321781
Genre : Social Science
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Caves have been used in various ways across human society, but despite the persistence within popular culture of the iconic caveman, deep caves were never used primarily as habitation sites for early humans. Rather, in both ancient and contemporary contexts, caves have served primarily as ritual spaces. In Sacred Darkness, contributors use archaeological evidence as well as ethnographic studies of modern ritual practices to envision the cave as place of spiritual and ideological power that emerges as a potent venue for ritual practice. Covering the ritual use of caves in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Mesoamerica, and the US Southwest and Eastern woodlands, this book brings together case studies by prominent scholars whose research spans from the Paleolithic period to the present day. These contributions demonstrate that cave sites are as fruitful as surface contexts in promoting the understanding of both ancient and modern religious beliefs and practices. This state-of-the-art survey of ritual cave use will be one of the most valuable resources for understanding the role of caves in studies of religion, sacred landscape, or cosmology and a must-read for any archaeologist interested in caves.
Category: Social Science

The Tennessee Green And Lower Ohio Rivers Expeditions Of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

Author : Clarence Bloomfield Moore
ISBN : 9780817310189
Genre : History
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This oversized reprint volume presents original materials from Moore's northernmost expeditions conducted in the early 1900s as he surveyed areas of potential archaeological interest in the southeastern United States. Some of the sites he found were later targeted for major excavations during the days of the WPA/CCC. Many National Register Historic Sites are today located along the rivers he explored in this work. In many cases, however, Moore's report documents sites since destroyed by river action or by lake impoundments behind hydroelectric dams or by looters. As with all of Moore's other in.
Category: History

Stone Age Spear And Arrow Points Of The Midcontinental And Eastern United States

Author : Noel D. Justice
ISBN : 0253209854
Genre : History
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"This is an important new reference work for the professional archaeologist as well as the student and collector." —Central States Archaeological Journal "Justice... admirably synthesizes the scientific information integrating it with the popular approach. The result is a publication that readers on both sides of the spectrum should enjoy as well as comprehend." —Choice "... an indispensable guide to the literature. Attractive layout, design, and printing accent the useful text.... it should remain the standard reference on point typology of the midwest and eastern United States for many years to come." —Pennsylvania Archaeologist Archaeologists and amateur collectors alike will rejoice at this important reference work that surveys, describes, and categorizes the projectile points and cutting tools used in prehistory by the Indians in what are now the middle and eastern sections of the United States, from 12,000 B.C. to the beginning of the historic period. Mr. Justice describes over 120 separate types of stone arrowheads and spear points according to period, culture, and region. His detailed drawings show how Native Americans shaped their tools, what styles were peculiar to which regions, and how the various types can best be identified. There are over 485 drawings organized by type cluster and other identifying characteristics. The work also includes distribution maps and 111 examples in color.
Category: History

Blind Descent

Author : James M. Tabor
ISBN : 9780812979497
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Documents the 2004 race between American and Russian scientists to dive to the planet's deepest spot, profiling each nation's team and expedition leaders while explaining how both sides were ultimately victorious.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Explorers Ltd Source Book

Author : Alwyn T. Perrin
ISBN : 0060112522
Genre : Outdoor recreation
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Directory of supplies and annotated bibliography of publications, arranged under broad subjects.
Category: Outdoor recreation