Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (September 11, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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The book contains excellent, black and white actual-size photographs of points and blades from the Eastern United States. The photos are labeled with the point name, approximate archeological period, typical states in which found, and approximate value to collectors.There are only four pages of general information text. There are no descriptions of material types associated with the photos.For someone interested in information on point methodology, material types, or significant historical information, the book will be a major disappointment. Additionally, though the title is "Flint Arrowheads & Knives of the North American Indian" I could find only three pages containing point types found in the Northern Western United States.For Eastern US collectors, the photos may be of some interest, but for a novice artifact hunter out West, information in the book is virtually non-existent.
Compared to other books in this field, this one is lacking for the avid collecter. It is a very good book for the beginner because it covers the most common types of points pretty well. The pictures and discriptions are as good as most in this field.
I found this book very helpful in being able to compare the different arrowheads. The pictures and drawing are very good for comparison. Also this book has a very good listing of many different arrowheads that are not common.
More information than I can digest-or maybe even wanted. Very educational for someone that really wants to learn details of the arrowheds.
This book isn't a bad read. It's informative... Good for a beginning Arrowhead collector. Good but doesn't cover some points.
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