From utilitarian arrowheads to beautiful stone effigy pipes to ornately-carved shell disks, the photographs and drawings in Sun Circles and Human Hands present the archaeological record of the art and native crafts of the prehistoric southeastern Indians, painstakingly compiled in the 1950s by two sisters who traveled the eastern United States interviewing archaeologists and collectors and visiting the major repositories. Although research over the last 50 years has disproven many of the early theories reported in the textawhich were not the editors' theories but those of the archaeologists of the dayathe excellent illustrations of objects no longer available for examination have more than validated the lasting worth of this popular book.aquot;The most important food animal was the deer, and deerhide probably formed the most important single material entering into native ... Parts of the horns and bones were made into needles, and the brains were employed in tanning skins.
|Title||:||Sun Circles and Human Hands|
|Author||:||Emma Lila Fundaburk, Mary Douglass Fundaburk Foreman|
|Publisher||:||University of Alabama Press - 2001-02-22|