Points of View: A Guide on Saskatchewan Projectile Points with Indigenous Perspectives
Edited by Faith Boser
The go-to manual for learning how to identify projectile points found in Saskatchewan and across the northern plains.
A straightforward guidebook, it describes the various projectile point styles by name, age range, geographical range, attributes and images (line drawing and actual size colour photographs).
Unique to this publication are Indigenous perspectives on the artistry of projectile points, and the extensive knowledge system surrounding them. Making and using stone tools not only requires a deep understanding of stone material properties, but also about the animals being hunted: their physiology, ethology, and biogeography. The knowledge system connecting the artifacts to the people and to the land is also explored.
Current provincial legislation and regulations that govern archaeological heritage and the importance of respectful stewardship are included.
A selected bibliography assists in further reading.
- Lay flat, metal coil-bound 6x9 inch size
- Indigenous and archaeological perspectives of archaeology and artifacts
- Field guide section colour coded by time frame
- High-quality photographs and images
- 200+ pages; over 325 colour images and 40+ illustrations
Financial assistance provided by Creative Saskatchewan; Young Canada Works; Edward Walker Estate; Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, Canada Summer Jobs, and the McLean Foundation
Sponsored by Globe Printers; Canada North Environmental Services; the Saskatchewan Association of Professional Archaeologists, and many individual donors (listed in the publication).
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