Where an ancient people construct lodges, build houses, establish shrines, rear temples, bury their dead, create art or preserve a tradition, it is often possible by an analysis of these elements to reconstruct an outline of their culture and form some opinion of when it prevailed. When, however, one undertakes to rewrite the history of a long since vanished savage people such as the nomadic hunters of America undoubtedly were, the student is forced to rely upon the few preserved portions of his skeletal remains and the meager assemblage of his small store of utilitarian implements which have been recovered from beneath the soil. It is to a few such recoveries that I direct your attention with special emphasis to their geographic distribution and the geologic implications they are assumed to entail.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Sanders, William E.
"Ancient Man in America -- Does His Culture Exist in the State?,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 45(1), 149-162.
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