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Unusual books and publications.

An Archaeologist Guide to Native American Use of Southwestern Plants

Author: Hiles, Harold T.  (1929-2006) Publisher: Self-published Pub Date: 1992 Binding: Paperback Condition:  Good.  Binding tight.  No tears.  Signed by the author on title page.  One small approx. 1/4″ bend to lower front cover corner.  Some corner and edge wear.  Sunning to spine and spine edges. Notes: Incredibly detailed, VERY RARE, often cited, badly edited. …

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Guide to Protein and Nutritional Values of Plants Used by Native Americans of the Southwest

Author: Hiles, Harold T. (1929-2006) Publisher: Self-published Pub Date: 1993 Binding:Paperback Condition:  Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Signed by the author on title page.  Some sunning to spine and spine edges.  Light edge and corner wear. Notes: Incredibly detailed, VERY RARE, often cited, badly edited.  A self-published (and undoubtedly self-edited) volume, listing…

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Late Quaternary Mollusks of the Rio Grande Valley: Caballo Dam, New Mexico to El Paso, Texas (Pamphlet)

Author: Metcalf, Artie L.  (1929-2016) Publisher: Texas Western Press, the University of Texas at El Paso Pub Date: 1967 Binding: Paperback  (pamphlet) Condition: Fair.  Stapled binding tight.  No tears.  Lots of smudging to rear cover.  It’s not from water damage but maybe being near something that was.  Last 10 pages of this 62 page pamphlet…

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Frontier Cemetery Records of Southern New Mexico

Author/Compiler: Myers, Lee Publisher: Self-published Pub Date: 1982 Binding: Paperback (comb binding) Condition: Fair to Good.  Comb binding tight, no missing or broken teeth.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s name on title page.  Several hand-written corrections to names and dates throughout (pp. 44, 45, 53).  Rear plastic cover wrinkled at edge. Clear plastic…

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Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, 1975-1979, Volume III, Part 1: Artifactual and Biological Analyses

Editors: Mathien, Frances Joan and Windes, Thomas C. Publisher: National Park Service Pub date: 1987 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Binding tight.  Previous owner’s name on title page.  One approx. 1″ triangular chip at top of front cover at spine hinge.  One approx. 1/2″ tear at lower front cover at spine hinge.   Lower rear cover corner…

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The Fort Sam Houston Project: An Archaeological and Historical Assessment

Authors: Gerstle, Andrea; Kelly, Thomas C.; and Assad, Cristi Publisher: Center for Archaeological Research, University of Texas at San Antonio Pub Date: 1978 Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears.  One approx. 1″ fold at upper rear cover corner.  One small pencil (?) mark on side text block.  Spine sun-faded.  Light corner and…

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Earth Figures of the Lower Colorado and Gila River Deserts: A Functional Analysis

Author: Johnson, Boma  (Bernhart Earl) (1939-2019) Publisher: Arizona Archaeological Society Pub Date: 1985 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s stamp on bottom and side text blocks.  “Light” smudging to rear cover.  Appears unused. Notes: The Arizona Archaeologist Number 20.  “…these earth figures are very much a…

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An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs

Author: Morley, Sylvanus Griswold (1883-1948) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Pub Date: 1915 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Fair.  Binding tight, but wearing.  No tears, bends or folds.  Ex-library, twice.  Edge and corner wear.  Wear and chipping to head and foot of spine.   Previous owners’ bookplates and handwriting on front pastedown (Johns Hopkins Library, Bob Lister).  A…

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Use of Signs as a Protective Measure for Cultural Resource Sites

Author: Nickens, Paul R. Publisher: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pub Date: 1993 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears.  Corners bumped, with small folds at lower rear corner.  Upper rear corner has small chip.  Edge wear.  Smudging to covers. Notes: Corps of Engineers Technical Report EL-93-6.  Different strategies are available…

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