Texas Archeology – Suggested Readings


A Field Guide to Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians. By Ellen S. Turner and Thomas R. Hester, 1993. Texas Monthly Press, Austin. (aid to the classification and interpretation of stone tools, useful for existing private collections; appendix lists archeological societies of Texas, references)

A Legacy in Pieces, Your Land and the Texas Past, Living with the Texas Past Series, No. 2. Office of the State Archeologist, Texas Historical Commission, Austin. (informative preservation pamphlet written expressly for landowners of archeological sites, available from the Office of the State Archeologist, Texas Historical Commission, P.O. Box 12276, Austin, TX 78711)

Ancient Texans, Rock Art and Lifeways Along the Lower Pecos. By Harry J. Shafer and J. Zintgraff, 1986. Texas Monthly Press, Austin.

In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life. By James Deetz, 1977. Doubleday, NY.

In the Beginning, An Introduction to Archeology. By Brian M. Fagan, 6th Edition, 1987. Little, Brown and Co., Boston. (excellent text for learning what modern archeology is about)

The Indians of Texas, From Prehistoric to Modern Times. By W.W. Newcomb, Jr., 1961. University of Texas Press, Austin. (an early overview of Texas Indian groups known from historic accounts)

The Rock Art of Texas Indians. By Forrest Kirkland and W.W. Newcomb, Jr., 1967. Reprint, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1996.


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