California and Great Basin Olivella Shell Bead Guide by Randall T Milliken,Al W Schwitalla

By Randall T Milliken,Al W Schwitalla

Olivella shell beads are ubiquitous at imperative California Indian websites and have been traded a long way inland through the neighborhood population. Their specified styles of manufacture offer archaeologists with vital chronological, morphological, and distributional details. This guide—authored via a qualified artifact replicator and an archaeological professional on shell bead typology-- bargains a good constructed 16-category typology, together with the descriptive, temporal, and metric features of every type, illustrated with virtually two hundred colour photos. Spiral guaranteed to facilitate box and laboratory paintings, it's a necessary software for carrying out archaeology within the American west. backed by way of the Society for California Archaeology and Pacific Legacy, Inc.

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