The Archaic Bannerstone by David L. Lutz
619 St. Catherine Ct.
Newburgh, IN 47630
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Standard Edition $150.00 New - Burgundy hardbound leatherette with gold embossed cover. First Edition. Size: 9 x 11 1/2.
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Profusely illustrated with b/w and color photographs of over 1700 authentic bannerstones. This comprehensive reference book is a must for anyone interested in Middle and Late Archaic Periods.
"One man with passion is better than 40 people merely interested."
- E.M. Forster
This website last updated on Dec. 08, 2019
I can't imagine a more comprehensive book on the topic. I just wish that all archaeologists were as meticulous and thorough as you are. It will be used as a reference book for the next hundred years.
- Richard W. Jefferies, PhD, University of Kentucky
It is to the author's credit that he has crafted a work that presents so many critical facts relative to this topic.
- Richard Michael Gramly, PhD
Wow, my first reaction to your newly completed bannerstone book is that I am stunned by the scope of your effort. Your book is a dramatic accomplishment and a major scientific work. You have created an encyclopedic reference that far surpasses anything else available on the subject.
- Kenneth Farnsworth - Senior Archaeologist, Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois
What a labor of love! I think your book will be an important contribution to anyone studying atlatl weights/bannerstones.
- Jefferson Chapman, PhD, Director Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
The book is priceless. It will be the bible for many years.
- Russell Long, PhD, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
It's a monumental work representing years of research. The illustrations in your book are some of the best I've seen in an archaeological work.
- Marjorie Jones, former Archaeology instructor at the University of Indiana, Evansville
You have done an incredible job in gathering all this information and photographing so many examples of these enigmatic objects.
- Mary Kwas, Archaeologist, Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, Tennessee
It is obviously a labor of love. I know it represents countless hours of travel and photography.
- Brian Butler, PhD, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Living here in the midst of academia, I know of few friends of mine who have attained doctorates through more extensive, careful, and resourceful efforts than you applied to this project.
- David Little, Attorney, Bloomington, Indiana
Let me extend my congratulations to you on such a superb and monumental work.
- Oliver Skirvanie, Attorney, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
You have raised the bar to a new height for anyone planning to write a book on bannerstones. Thanks for all your years of dedication to this difficult task.
- Neal Brown, PhD, Columbus, Georgia
I thoroughly enjoyed your book. The weekend that I read the first half was one of my best weekends ever.
- Bill Mesnard, Califon, New Jersey
I no longer consider Knoblock the authority on the subject of bannerstones.
- Sam Brooks, U.S. Forest Service Archaeologist
Having known David for many years I opened the book with eager anticipation, knowing the contents would be factual and the photographs excellent.
- Alan Banks, former Editor of Central States Archaeological Journal
The book has changed our lives forever.
- Terry McGuire, Illinois businessman
- Ed Harvey, California educator
Few people, either professional or avocational, could have undertaken such a monumental task. It will be included among the finest archaeological books of our time.
- Bob Converse, Editor of The Ohio Archaeologist
Both Claystone bannerstones were found in alignment with deer antler atlatl hooks (circa 3000 B.C.). Each bannerstone was found about 4" away from the corresponding atlatl hook. The sets were not found together. Discovered by Don Champion at the Crib Mound Site, Spencer County, Indiana