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By Edward J. Lenik

Decorated stone artifacts are an important a part of archaeological stories of local americans within the Northeast. The artifacts illuminated in Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms: Native American Artifacts and Spirit Stones from the Northeast contain pecked, sculpted, or incised figures, pictures, or symbols. those are rendered on pebbles, plaques, pendants, axes, pestles, and atlatl weights, andare of various sizes, shapes, and designs. Lenik attracts from Indian myths and legends and comprises facts from ethnohistoric and archaeological resources including neighborhood environmental settings in an try and interpret the iconography of those interesting relics. For the Algonquian and Iroquois peoples, they replicate id, prestige, and social relationships with different Indians in addition to beings within the spirit world.


Lenik starts with historical past at the Indian cultures of the Northeast and contains a dialogue of the courting procedure built by means of anthropologists to explain prehistory. the guts of the content material contains greater than 80 examples of moveable rock paintings, grouped by means of ordinary layout motifs. This association makes it possible for in-depth research of every motif. The motifs tested diversity from humans, animals, fish, and bugs to geometric and summary designs. info for every item is gifted in succinct prose, with an outline, representation, attainable interpretation, the tale of its discovery, and the positioning the place it's now housed. Lenik additionally deals perception into the tradition and way of life of the local American teams represented. An appendix directory locations to determine and study extra concerning the artifacts and a word list are included.


The fabric during this e-book, utilized in conjunction with Lenik’s earlier examine, bargains a reference for almost each identified instance of northeastern rock artwork. Archaeologists, scholars, and connoisseurs of Indian creative expression will locate this a useful work.

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