The American Heritage Book of Indians
The American Heritage Publishing Co. Inc., New York. 1961 Chapter 1. “People of the Dawn”. Excellent background of the coming of man to North America.
Invitation to Archaeology
The Natural History Press, Garden City. 1967. Presents in brief form the essential how, when and why of anthropology. Covers the approach of modern archaeology.
In Small Things Forgotten
. Anchor Press, Garden City. 1977 Easy to read introduction to historic archaeology for the layman as well as the prehistoric archaeologist.
The Prehistory of the Indians of Western
; Part I 9,000—1,000 B. C. The American Indian Archaeological Institute Inc., Washington, Conn.. 1978 Excellent information of the migration of early man into Connecticut and their struggle for survival.
Fagan, Brian M.,
Archaeology A Brief Introduction.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston. 1978. Gives some idea how archaeologists go about studying human behavior of the past. Covers the basic concepts and methods of archaeological research—excavation, survey, analysis of artifacts and food remains, as well as dating and the dimensions of time and space.
American Indian Myths and Mysteries
. Chilton Book Company, Penn. 1977.
A very different
of the origins of the first Americans. These people migrated from Atlantis, Egypt, Phoenicia, China, Africa, ancient Rome. On the order of books by Von Danikan and Castanedo.
The Indians of New Jersey
. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey. 1975. Excellent for classroom use. Describes in detail the culture of t he Woodland Indians. These Indians closely parallel the Connecticut Indians.
The Ice Age
G.P. Putman’s Sons, New York 1972. Excellent text covering all aspects of the Ice Age-environment, animals, man, temperature, glaciers, goods charts and graphs, illustrations.
6LF21: A Paleo-Indian Site in Western
. American Indian Archaeological Institute, Washington, Conn. 1980. This book is an excellent coverage of the excavation of the oldest known site in the state. The text includes pictures. tables and charts. The text is scientifically accurate, but directed toward the average person with no archaeological background.
Moeller and Reid.
Archaeological Bibliography for Eastern
America. AIAI 1977 About 8000 listings, references from journals and books on prehistoric archaeology.
. New American Library, New York. 1973 Excellent, this book recreates the scientific detective work that went into the excavation of the 26 layers of the Koster site in Illinois.
Willey, Gordon R.,
An Introduction to American Archaeology
Vol I “North and Middle America”. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 1966. Basic text covering the Southwest, including the finds at Folsom, Clovis and Sandir. Also covers the spread of man eastward.