By Robert F. Boszhardt
To be had December 2003 the most typical relics of the 12,000-year occupancy of the higher Mississippi River Valley could be the chipped stone projectile issues that local american citizens fixed to the ends in their spears, darts, and arrow shafts. this beneficial consultant offers a key to choosing a few of the types of issues came across alongside the higher Mississippi River within the Driftless quarter stretching approximately from Dubuque, Iowa, to pink Wing, Minnesota, yet framed inside of a a bit better zone extending from the Rock Island Rapids on the sleek Moline-Rock Island region to the Falls of St. Anthony at Minneapolis-St. Paul. Logging tens of millions of miles and vacationing deepest creditors from all walks of existence considering the fact that 1982, Robert Boszhardt has documented hundreds of thousands of projectile issues present in this zone. as well as drawings of every kind, he offers different permitted names in addition to names of comparable issues, age, distribution, an outline (including size and width), fabric, and references for every kind. The consultant is intended for the numerous avocational archaeologists who acquire projectile issues within the top Midwest and may be an invaluable reference instrument for pro box archaeologists besides. Emphasizing the upkeep of websites in addition to a mutual trade of knowledge among expert and avocational archaeologists, this advisor will show projectile issues as clues to the earlier, time markers which include an important information regarding the cultures of the Mississippi River Valley's early population.