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Author Mayor, Adrienne, 1946-

Title Fossil legends of the first Americans / Adrienne Mayor.

Publication Info. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  398.36 MAYOR    Check Shelf
Description xxxix, 446 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [407]-427) and index.
Contents Marsh monsters of big bone lick -- The northeast: giants, great bears, and grandfather of the buffalo -- New Spain: bones of fear and birds of terror -- The southwest: fossil fetishes and monster slayers -- The prairies: fossil medicine and spirit animals -- The high plains: thunder birds, water monsters, and buffalo-calling stones -- Common ground -- Fossil frauds and specious legends.
Subject Indians -- Antiquities.
Indians -- Folklore.
Fossils -- America -- History.
Fossils -- America -- Folklore.
Tales -- America.
Paleontology -- America.
Paleoanthropology -- America.
America -- Antiquities.
ISBN 0691113459 cloth alkaline paper
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