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Mississippi Archaeology Q & A by Evan Peacock

By Evan Peacock

How outdated is that this arrowhead? Is there fairly gold in that Indian mound? What tribe left these kinds of artifacts at the back of? Can the govt. take my artifact assortment away?

For greater than 20 years, Evan Peacock, an archaeologist at Mississippi kingdom college, has been fielding and answering questions reminiscent of those from the general public. In Mississippi Archaeology Q & A, he gathers these solutions in a single position to provide landowners, heritage buffs, arrowhead hunters, and scholars new to archaeology a useful guide of dos and don'ts. Peacock writes for the lay reader, provides funny anecdotes from his years within the box, and not scolds. in its place he respectfully introduces the neophyte to the wonders of the impressive prehistoric and historical continues to be during the Magnolia country.

instead of pursuing a pastime in a harmful demeanour, in-formed artifact creditors can and do give a contribution to the sector. This booklet deals strong feedback on how fans can play a invaluable function. Mississippi Archaeology Q & A explains the fundamental equipment that archaeologists use to discover, discover, and interpret historical websites. In a transparent and simple demeanour, Peacock divulges what he has discovered approximately landowners' rights and different criminal concerns. The advisor describes many vital archaeological websites in Mississippi and adjoining states and the several different types of artifacts in general present in the quarter. for those who desire to safeguard a domain or when you want to promote a domain or receive a tax holiday for its renovation, this consultant includes serious info. whereas the ebook focuses heavily on local American artifacts, it additionally completely treats the entire diversity of Mississippi's ancient treasures from the remnants of pioneer settlers to Civil battle curios.

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