Field Guide to Projectile Points of the Midwest

Field Guide to Projectile Points of the Midwest

Noel D. Justice and Suzanne K. Kudlaty
Distribution: World
Publication date: 4/1/2001
Format: paper 72 pages, 112 figures
5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-253-21463-8
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Small stone tools and arrow points are among the few remaining traces of human history stretching back over 10,000 years. This convenient guide to the projectile points that can be found in the Midwestern United States is designed as a field reference. It provides a type name and a short description of the physical characteristics, age, and distribution for the most frequently found styles of projectile points. Each type is illustrated with a detailed drawing, and most have cross-sectional views to aid in identification. The authors also provide a guide to the terminology used to describe the physical characteristics of projectile points. Here is the perfect companion to keep at hand in your search for traces of the native peoples of the Midwest.

Author Bio

Noel D. Justice is Assistant Director and Curator of Collections at the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University. Author of a series of books on stone age spear and arrow points of the regions of the United States, he has spent his life exploring the lands, institutions, and libraries of the U. S. in search of answers to the questions of who the first Americans were, where they lived, and what artifacts they left behind.

Suzanne K. Kudlaty is Curator of the Johnson County Museum in Franklin, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Preliminary :

Chronology of Prehistoric Artifacts
Projectile Point Terminology
Projectile Point Descriptions
The Atlatl