PEABODY MUSEUM PRESS
Cover: Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Part 2 in PAPERBACK

Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Part 2

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$90.00 • £78.95 • €81.95

ISBN 9780873658027

Publication Date: 02/01/1983

Short

596 pages

223 line illustrations, 237 halftones

Peabody Museum Press > Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma

World, subsidiary rights restricted

Add to Cart

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

The Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma was the richest source of pre-Columbian shell engravings in North America, a treasury of early native American artistry. From about AD 1250 until the early part of this century, it remained virtually undisturbed, but in 1933, it was plundered by commercial diggers. The fragments of the shell cups and gorgets became widely scattered, as museums and private collectors sought to acquire them. It is only through the publication of this work that the pieces have been put back together.

These lavishly illustrated volumes showcase the variety of iconography and of the engravers.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Composite photograph showing (top) entrance to the Prudential Center in Boston and (bottom) an internal construction partition/wall printed with the words 'Opening Day 2023' and other decorative text

A New Chapter for Harvard Book Store

Starting in the summer of 2023, for the first time in almost thirty years, Harvard Book Store will have two locations: the flagship store in Harvard Square, and a large new store in the Prudential Center in Boston. For University Press Week we wanted to show some bookseller love, so we reached out to Rachel Cass, General Manager of the Harvard Book Store, to see what’s planned for their exciting new location