Historical Dictionary of North American Archaeology by Edward B. JelksHistorical Dictionary of North American Archaeology by Edward B. Jelks

Historical Dictionary of North American Archaeology

EditorEdward B. Jelks

Hardcover | May 1, 1988

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This dictionary of more than 1800 entries represents a collaboration of 159 archaeologists, each an authority on a particular region. The result is a source of basic information on the major prehistorical cultures, archaeological sites, and types of artifacts found in North America. The sites were selected from the more than one-half million prehistoric archaeological sites recorded in North America because they are the principal ones upon which the major chronologies, classifications, and interpretations of the continent's prehistory are based. The reference has entries for most major types of artifacts and details the important cultures, including their phases and subdivisions. At the end of each entry is a list of sources which refers primarily to published works, but which also cites unpublished documents on file at universities, museums, and government agencies when these represent the only available source of information.

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Title:Historical Dictionary of North American ArchaeologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:777 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1988Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313243077

ISBN - 13:9780313243073

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?Jelks, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Illinois State University and a research archaeologist with 35 years experience, has compiled an impressive and useful archaeological dictionary. . . More than 1800 entries are arranged alphabetically with page headers for guidance. . . Each entry cites it major sources of information, many of them published, but unpublished research reports of museums and government surveys are frequently cited as well. The extensive bibliography of sources cited in the dictionary is preceded by a convenient list of journal abbreviations. The bibliography serves as a 'single, authoritative, up to date list of basic publications and file reports covering the prehistory of the entire continent.' The work also has a useful list of the archaeological sites selected, arranged geographically by state or Canadian province. Federal and state cultural resource agencies, college and university libraries, and public libraries emphasizing their regional archaeological resources will find this dictionary especially valuable in its practical identifications and indispensable in reference work and collection development.?-Reference Books Bulletin