Prehistoric Trade in the Southwest (Pamphlet)


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Author: Colton, Harold Sellers (1881-1970)

Publisher: Scientific Monthly

Pub Date: 1941

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Fair.  Stapled binding tight, but the text body is starting to pull away from the gutter.  No tears, bends or folds.   Previous owner’s name on upper front cover corner.  Very light edge and corner wear.

Notes: Pamphlet.  Offprint.  Reprinted from The Scientific Monthly, April 1941, Vol. LII, pages 308-319.  Colton examines an ancient trade route from the California coast, through Arizona to the Rio Grande.  Watering holes were the most important consideration.  Trading of goods all along the route.  Red paint was particularly valuable, as well mercury (for the refining of silver), funereal and ceremonial garments.  Trade routes from Texas and Mexico north to Nevada and Utah, and west to California.  From the library of the late archaeologist John Otis Brew, his signature on cover.  RARE.


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