The Stone Age in North America - An Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Implements, ornaments, Weapons, Utensils, etc., of the Pre-Historic Tribes of North America.

Moorehead, Warren K.:

Published by London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1911., 1911
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Title: The Stone Age in North America - An ...

Publisher: London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1911.

Publication Date: 1911

Binding: Hardcover


. With More Than Three Hundred Full-Page Plates and Four Hundred Figures Illustrating Over Four Thousand Different Objects. In Two Volumes. By Warren K. Moorehead - Curator of the Department of American Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Member of the Board of Indian Commissioners. An encyclopedia of classification of stone, bone, shell, clay and copper implements, ornaments and utensils of North America according to class or type rather than locality. Vol I - xii, 457 pp. Tissue guarded colour frontispiece, 9 other tissue guarded plates & 1 fold-out chart. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs throughout text. Contents: Why a Classification Based on Archaeological Evidence Alone is needed, Plans for an Archaeological Classification, The Classification, Chipped Implements, Unusual Forms in Chipped Objects, Agricultural Objects, Flint Celts and Axes, Scrapers, Hammer-Stones and Hammers, & Ground Stone. Vol II - vi, 417 pp. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece, & 6 other tissue guarded plates, many other b/w photographic illustrations throughout text. Contents: Ground Stone (effigies, pipes, mortars & pestles), Objects of Shell, Objects of Bone, Objects of Copper (axes, chisels, knives, arrow and spear points, needles, fish-hooks, beads, bangles, rings, etc), Textile Fabrics, Pottery of the United States, Hematite Objects, The Stone Age in Eastern Canada, Utah, and Dakota, Conclusions. A little browning on eps only. Occasional spots of foxing on edges. Armorial plate of H. F. Parshall on feps. Top edges gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Bound in dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spines. Small circular gilt decoration on front boards. Only light rubbing to tops and bottoms of spines and corners. Overall condition VG+. A very attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 2218

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