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Suggested reading

American Association for State and Local History
1968 Technical Brief # 48: Nail Chronology as an Aid to Dating Old Buildings. American Association for State and Local History, Nashville.

Apuzzo, Robert
1994 Bottles of Old New York: A Pictorial Guide to Early New York City Bottles 1680-1925. R&L Publishers.

Ashmore, Wendy and Robert J. Sharer
1996 Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition. Mayfield Publishing Company, Mountain View, CA.

Deetz, James
1996 In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life, Revised Edition. Doubleday Press, New York.

Fagan, Brian M.
1998 People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory, Ninth Edition. Longman, New York.

Gibson, Alex M. and Ann Woods
1997 Prehistoric Pottery for the Archaeologist. Pinter Publishing, Ltd.

Godden, Geoffrey A.
1999 New Handbook of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. Trafalgar Square, London.

Hodges, Henry
1988 Artifacts: An Introduction to Early Materials and Technology. Ronald P. Frye & Co.

Justice, Noel D.
1995 Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States : A Modern Survey and Reference. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Kooyman, Brian P.
2000 Understanding Stone Tools and Archaeological Sites. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

Luedtke, Barbara E.
1992 An Archaeologist's Guide to Chert and Flint, Archaeological Research Tools, No 7. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.

McIntosh, Jane
1999 The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We Know About the Past, Second Edition. Checkmark Books, New York.

McMillon, Bill
1991 The Archaeology Handbook: A Field Manual and Resource Guide. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York.

NoŽl Hume, Ivor
1970 A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

Odell, George H.
1996 Stone Tools: Theoretical Insights into Human Prehistory. Plenum Press, New York.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. and Brian Fagan
1995 Historical Archaeology. Harper Collins College Publishers, New York.

Patten, Bob
1995 Old Tools—New Eyes: A Primal Primer of Flintknapping. Stone Dagger Publications, Denver.

Rice, Prudence M.
1987 Pottery Analysis: A Sourcebook. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Whittaker, John C.
1994 Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools. University of Texas Press, Austin.

References

Sections of this chapter were taken from:

Ashmore, Wendy and Robert J. Sharer
1996 Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition. Mayfield Publishing Company, Mountain View, CA.

Deetz, James
1996 In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life, Revised Edition. Doubleday Press, New York.

McIntosh, Jane
1999 The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We Know About the Past, Second Edition. Checkmark Books, New York.

McMillon, Bill
1991 The Archaeology Handbook: A Field Manual and Resource Guide. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York.

NoŽl Hume, Ivor
1970 A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. and Brian Fagan
1995 Historical Archaeology. Harper Collins College Publishers, New York.

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