STONE ARTIFACTS OF TEXAS INDIANS

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Stone Artifacts Of Texas Indians

Author : Ellen Sue Turner
ISBN : 1589794656
Genre : Social Science
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Useful for academic and recreational archaeologists alike, this book identifies and describes over 200 projectile points and stone tools used by prehistoric Native American Indians in Texas. This third edition boasts twice as many illustrations—all drawn from actual specimens—and still includes charts, geographic distribution maps and reliable age-dating information. The authors also demonstrate how factors such as environment, locale and type of artifact combine to produce a portrait of theses ancient cultures.
Category: Social Science

A Field Guide To Stone Artifacts Of Texas Indians

Author : Ellen Sue Turner
ISBN : 9781461718178
Genre : History
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A Field Guide to Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians identifies and describes more than 200 dart and arrow projectile points and stone tools used by prehistoric Native Americans in Texas.
Category: History

The Texas Indians

Author : David La Vere
ISBN : 1585443018
Genre : History
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During an excavation in the 1950s, the bones of a prehistoric woman were discovered in Midland County, Texas. Archaeologists dubbed the woman “Midland Minnie.” Some believed her age to be between 20,000 and 37,000 years, making her remains the oldest ever found in the Western Hemisphere. While the accuracy of this date remains disputed, the find, along with countless others, demonstrates the wealth of human history that is buried beneath Texas soil. By the time the Europeans arrived in Texas in 1528, Native Texans included the mound-building Caddos of East Texas; Karankawas and Atakapas who fished the Texas coast; town-dwelling Jumanos along the Rio Grande; hunting-gathering Coahuiltecans in South Texas; and corn-growing Wichitas in the Panhandle. All of these native peoples had developed structures, traditions, governments, religions, and economies enabling them to take advantage of the land’s many resources. The arrival of Europeans brought horses, metal tools and weapons, new diseases and new ideas, all of which began to reshape the lives of Texas Indians. Over time, Texas became a home to horse-mounted, buffalo-hunting Apaches, Comanches, and Kiowas and a refuge for Puebloan Tiguas, Alabama-Coushattas, Kickapoos and many others. These groups traded, shared ideas, fought and made peace with one another as well as peoples outside of Texas. This book tells the story of all of these groups, their societies and cultures, and how they changed over the years. Author David La Vere offers a complete chronological and cultural history of Texas Indians from 12,000 years ago to the present day. He presents a unique view of their cultural history before and after European arrival, examining their interactions—both peaceful and violent—with Europeans, Mexicans, Texans, and Americans. This book is the first full examination of the history of Texas Indians in over forty years and will appeal to all of those with an interest in Native Americans and the history of Texas.
Category: History

Texas Indian Trails

Author : Daniel J. Gelo
ISBN : 9781461625698
Genre : Travel
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Connect the past with the present in Texas Indian Trails and appreciated this state's rich heritage by visiting the landmarks and campsites used by the Indians of Texas. This guidebook allows Texas natives and visitors to experience the Texas landscape as the Indians once knew it. Through local history and folklore, Texans will grow a new appreciation for their rich heritage, and visitors can learn to know Texas as the natives do.
Category: Travel

Learn About Texas Indians

Author : Georg Zappler
ISBN : 0292716842
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Topics range from the mammoth- and bison-hunting Paleo-Indians of over 11,000 years ago to the various nomadic and agricultural groups encountered by sixteenth-century Spanish explorers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Digging Up Texas

Author : Robert Marcom
ISBN : 9781556229374
Genre : History
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This comprehensive book contains illustrations and photographs of artifacts, sites, and digs in progress and surveys the most important archeological sites, described in lay terms.
Category: History

Arrowheads Stone Artifacts

Author : Carl Gary Yeager
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040413051
Genre : Archaeology
File Size : 48.20 MB
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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.
Category: Archaeology

Arrowheads And Spear Points In The Prehistoric Southeast

Author : Linda Crawford Culberson
ISBN : 160473485X
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Paleo Indian Artifacts

Author : Lar Hothem
ISBN : 157432425X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Lar Hothem, author of the bestselling series, Indian Artifacts of the Midwest, and several other books on arrowheads, pipes, and trade relics, is widely known for his research in the field of Indian artifacts. His latest book, complete with more than 2,200 color photographs, features the highly valuable chipped points and blades, plus many of the sometimes overlooked minor tool types. All of the basic Paleo artifacts and classes are shown and described, and interesting facts about ancient Paleo lifeways, supported by archaeology, are provided. Sections on discoveries and auction results will be of interest to the reader. Current values for Paleo artifacts of all types are given, and a large number of top-grade Paleo points, some never before published, are pictured. There are chapters of Paleo knives and non-point tools of all kinds, and tips on collecting these artifacts. This book contains the most Paleo artifacts pictured in any publication to date, including some of the more valuable fluted and lanceolate points in North America from some of the finest private collections. Paleo-Indian Artifacts offers a glimpse into an ancient world as revealed by the tools and weapons. 2008 values.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Native Americans Of The Texas Edwards Plateau 1582 1799

Author : Maria F. Wade
ISBN : 0292791569
Genre : Social Science
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The region that now encompasses Central Texas and northern Coahuila, Mexico, was once inhabited by numerous Native hunter-gather groups whose identities and lifeways we are only now learning through archaeological discoveries and painstaking research into Spanish and French colonial records. From these key sources, Maria F. Wade has compiled this first comprehensive ethnohistory of the Native groups that inhabited the Texas Edwards Plateau and surrounding areas during most of the Spanish colonial era. Much of the book deals with events that took place late in the seventeenth century, when Native groups and Europeans began to have their first sustained contact in the region. Wade identifies twenty-one Native groups, including the Jumano, who inhabited the Edwards Plateau at that time. She offers evidence that the groups had sophisticated social and cultural mechanisms, including extensive information networks, ladino cultural brokers, broad-based coalitions, and individuals with dual-ethnic status. She also tracks the eastern movement of Spanish colonizers into the Edwards Plateau region, explores the relationships among Native groups and between those groups and European colonizers, and develops a timeline that places isolated events and singular individuals within broad historical processes.
Category: Social Science