Author: W. Jack Hranicky
Release Date: 2015-08-26
This publication presents the basics of Virginia projectile points. It has descriptions, illustrations, drawings, distributions, and presents an overview of Virginia prehistory. The book can be used to identify most arrowheads found in the state and surrounding states.
From rugged Appalachian ridges to verdant river valleys, this guide details fifty of the very best hiking trails in the state. Inside you'll find detailed maps, mile-by-mile trail descriptions, backpacking tips, and informative details about landmarks and natural history.
Author: Wm. Jack Hranicky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Social Science
The archaeological focus on a single geographical area offers an opportunity to present projectile point typology as a microtechnology even though some of the types have widespread distributions. The area of the Middle Potomac River Valley presents a physical artefact collection for a view of prehistory. This volume, which includes several hundred images of the investigation, artefacts and archaeological research compiled and recorded from over 30 years of work in the area, includes: -an overview of the Middle Potomac River Valley archaeology including the peoples and sites; -new data and interpretations for the lithic technology of the area; and -classification and typology of artefacts including the usage of projectile point, axe, celt, drill, and knife implements. This work will be of great interest to prehistory archaeologists, especially those working in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.
One of the most popular misconceptions about American Indians is that they are all the same-one homogenous group of people who look alike, speak the same language, and share the same customs and history. Nothing could be further from the truth! This book gives kids an A-Z look at the Native Americans that shaped their state's history. From tribe to tribe, there are large differences in clothing, housing, life-styles, and cultural practices. Help kids explore Native American history by starting with the Native Americans that might have been in their very own backyard! Some of the activities include crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, and decipher the code.
Author: Calder Loth
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Release Date: 1999
The fourth edition of The Virginia Landmarks Register is an entirely new, fully illustrated compilation of the state's buildings, structures, sites, and districts that have been officially designated as historic landmarks by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources over the past thirty years. The assemblage of nearly 1,800 entries—700 more than in the third edition, published in 1986—represents the most comprehensive inventory of Virginia's rich and varied historic patrimony ever published. An invaluable reference for any Virginian, scholar, planner, architect, or preservationist, the Register is far more than an official list of names. Every registered landmark and district is identified by a brief history documenting its significance and by a brief description. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph showing its current appearance. Arranged alphabetically by county and independent city, the entries include not only many nationally famous places but the entire spectrum of the Commonwealth's cultural resources, from a 1,200-year-old prehistoric archaeological site through twentieth-century commercial architecture, from gristmills and metal-truss bridges and iron furnaces to NASA space exploration installations. Those interested in traditional Virginia architecture will discover a multiplicity of building types, both high-style and vernacular. Included, too, are important landmarks of black history, the Civil War, education, and industry. The Virginia Landmarks Register, fourth edition, will create for the reader a deeper awareness of a unique legacy and will serve to enhance the stewardship of Virginia's irreplaceable heritage.
Author: Charles Ray
Publisher: Charles Ray
Release Date: 2005-02
The pieces in this volume of free verse poetry describe the on-going conflict between Native Americans and the new comers from the time of Columbus to the terrorists of 9/ll. Charles Ray is enrolled in The Lost Cherokee Nation and possesses a unique point of view among American poets and novelists. He expresses the past and the present, and voices a deep respect and personal connectedness to the natural. He has been reluctantly employed as a college professor, high school teacher, farm hand, saw mill worker, and construction laborer. He graduated from Brevard College, Western Carolina University, and Appalachian State University. He holds the Doctor of Arts degree in English from Middle Tennessee State University. Charles Ray's highly original novels are THE TARHEEL CONNECTION; AN ENVIRONMENTAL ROMANCE and LANCE; A CHILD'S GARDEN OF EVIL. He raises black and tan tree hounds, two of them serving as models for the hounds in THE TARHEEL CONNECTION. Charles Ray lives in the Ozark Mountains near Belleville, Arkansas.
Author: Bland Simpson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2007-09-06
Blending history, oral history, autobiography, and travel narrative, Bland Simpson explores the islands that lie in the sounds, rivers, and swamps of North Carolina's inner coast. In each of the fifteen chapters in the book, Simpson covers a single island or group of islands, many of which, were it not for the buffering Outer Banks, would be lost to the ebbs and flows of the Atlantic. Instead they are home to unique plant and animal species and well-established hardwood forests, and many retain vestiges of an earlier human history.
Author: Bob Withers
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2007
In 1827, a group of Baltimore capitalists feared their city would be left out of the lucrative East Coast-to-Midwest trade that other eastern cities were developing; thus, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered. Political pressure kept the B&O out of Pennsylvania at first, and so track crews headed for what is now West Virginia, building mountainous routes with torturous grades to Wheeling and Parkersburg. Eventually the B&O financed and acquired a spiderweb of branch lines that covered much of the northern and central parts of the Mountain State. This book takes a close look at the line's locomotives, passenger and freight trains, structures, and, most importantly, its people who endeared their company to generations of travelers, shippers, and small Appalachian communities.