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Oklahoma Anthropological Society Special Publications

Special Bulletins 1-4 – Guides to the Identification of Certain American Indian Projectile Points, by Robert E. Bell & Gregory Perino. 428 pages. The OAS best seller! A four volume set, first published between 1958 and 1971, providing the descriptions, dating and geographic distribution of 200 dart and arrow point types, ranging in age from the earliest Paleoindian Clovis points to Historic period metal arrow points. A total of 1,789 projectile points are illustrated. ($60)

Special Bulletin 26 – Southern Plain Lithics: The Small Points, Special Bulletin No. 26, of the Oklahoma Anthopological Society, by Marjorie Duncan, Larry Neal, Don Shockey, Don Wyckoff, Michael Sullivan, and L. M. Sullivan. 2007. A committee was formed to produce a point guide of the small projectile points found in the Southern Plains region. This monograph serves not only as an index guide of the stylistic variation of the prehistoric tool makers, but it also serves as an analytical tool and communication medium. This Bulletin is printed in a loose leaf notebook form for ease of future updates and includes descriptions, drawings, and information on 133 point types found in this region. ($12 For OAS Members, $25 for Non-Members)

OAS Member Handbook, 2nd Edition, by Lois Albert. 2006. More than just an update, the new edition expands on the benefits of membership and the role of the Society in Oklahoma archeology. Unlike traditional “how to” handbooks, it has a large format, is rich in content and spirit, and offers a generous assortment of illustrations and photographs. It provides overviews of Oklahoma archeology, the history of the Society, and the Oklahoma Archeological Survey. It describes the OAS certification program in archeological field techniques and field work. It emphasizes what to bring and do when participating in excavations and surveys. The management of private artifact collections is addressed. An invaluable guide to avocational archeology anywhere in the Southwest, it’s a good introduction to archeology in action. ($6)

Oklahoma Anthropological Society Memoir Series

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Memoir 6 – Archaeological Investigations at the Bellcow Site (34Ln29), Lincoln County, Oklahoma, by Jeffrey S. Girard and Helen S. Carr. 1995. The Bellcow village site appears to have been occupied from at least the Middle Archaic (ca. 6000 to 4000 B.P.) to the Village Period (ca. 1000 to 500 B.P.). This report of the 1987-1988 excavations and analyses covers (1) site and regional chronology, (2) Holocene environmental change, (3) prehistoric subsistence practices, and (4) prehistoric chipped stone technology. ($15)

Memoir 8 – Occupation Prehistory of Goff Creek, Texas County, Oklahoma, by Jesse A. M. Ballenger. 1999. Published in cooperation with the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. An analysis of the 2,176 artifacts collected by Ralph W. White along Goff Greek in the Oklahoma panhandle from 1971 to 1989. The collection, recently donated to the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, is dominated by projectile points and other chipped stone tools, all of which are beautifully illustrated. An up-to-date review is provided of Southern and Central Plains culture history. This is an excellent example of the research value of private artifact collections. ($10)

Memoir 9 – The Burnham Site in Northwestern Oklahoma: Glimpses beyond Clovis?, by Don G. Wyckoff, James L. Theler & Brian J. Carter. 1999. At the Burnham site in northwestern Oklahoma, chipped stone flakes and tools were recovered with fossils dating around 34,000 years ago. Analyses of the geology, soils, sediments, vertebrate fossils, invertebrate fossils, plant remains, artifacts, chronology, and a synthesizing summary of the site are provided. Although redeposited, the chipped stone objects are believed to be of human origin and are considered evidence of people in North America well before the Wisconsinan full glaciation. ($15)

Memoir 10 – Thurmond Ranch #45 (34RM507), A Late Archaic Site in Western Oklahoma, by Karin J. Rebnegger, with contributions by Debra Green, Luther Leith, J. Peter Thurmond and Don G. Wyckoff. 2006. This small, hilltop site adjacent to a creek yields an array of chipped stone debris and tools relating to an occupation by huntergatherers some 1900 years ago. A systemic analysis of the artifacts provides one of the most thorough presentations of working and use of Ogallala Formation quartzite available for the Southern Plains. Ancillary studies of the sediments and snails underlying the site provide an ecological and environmental background to the recovery of this rolling plains landscape after the hot, dry, Middle Holocene. ($15)

Memoir 11 – Chase Orchard: A Poñil Phase Pueblo in the Cimarron District, Northeastern New Mexico, by James A. Gunnerson, 2007. Located near the mouth of Poñil Creek in the Front Range of northeastern New Mexico, excavations at Chase Orchard Pueblo provide evidence of a 12th century occupation by early Puebloans. Three separate ruins were uncovered, two being domestic residences, the third interpreted to be a kiva. The site’s significance lies in documentating Puebloans settling where the plains meet the mountains, and were thus closer to Southern Plains villagers than is usually thought. The site may also be evidence for the southern migration of Tanoan speakers. All artifact photos are in color, as are many scenes of the locality and site excavations. ($20)

Memoir 12 – San Patrice Technology and Mobility across the Plains-Woodland Border, by Thomas A. Jennings. 2008. The long under-appreciated San Patrice projectile point is studied in terms of formal changes and raw material use from Louisiana north to Missouri and west to western Oklahoma and south into Texas. Using museum and private collections (many of the latter maintained by members of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society), Jennings examines the evidence for hunter-gatherer movements, trade, and possibly territoriality some 10,100 years ago . ($15)

Memoir 13 – Geoarchaeology and the Cross Timbers, compiled and edited by David J. Cranford, Elsbeth L. Dowd, and Don Wyckoff. 2009. Studies of different locations through central and southwestern Oklahoma where buried soils bear witness to landscape stability and climatic effects over the past 10,000 years. Much of the area’s prehistory is deeply buried. A summary chapter synthesizes over 90 radiocarbon dates from soils buried throughout central and southwestern Oklahoma to provide an outline of the intervals when climatic conditions were good and eroding landscapes recovered enough to support development of soils. ($18)

Memoir 14 – Archaeological Investigations in Spiro’s Hinterlands: Testing of the Lee Creek Ceremonial Site (34SQ12), in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, written by Thomas J. Pluckhahn and Mary Theresa Bonhange-Freund. Edited and formatted by Don Wyckoff. 2010. The monograph details the 2005 University of Oklahoma archaeological field school at a near-Spiro age, single mound site. Posthole and test squares outside the mound help ascertain evidence of site occupations during the time the mound was constructed, some 900 years ago. Ample color maps and photos of artifact distributions substantiate hints of site use initially garnered during 1978-79 field work directed by Guy Muto for the Oklahoma Historical Society. ($20)

Memoir 15 – Identifying Variation: A Stylistic Analysis of Four Caddo Pottery Assemblages From Southeastern Oklahoma, by Elsbeth Linn Dowd. 2011. Archaeologists regularly use pottery styles to study both cultural history and social relationships between communities. Despite agreement on the anthropological utility of stylistic analysis, however, archaeologists debate how best to identify and classify stylistic variation – both decorative and technological. This study analyzes 139 whole pottery vessels from four Caddo sites in southeastern Oklahoma: the McDonald (34Mc11-12) and A.W. Davis (34Mc6) sites along the Glover River and the Beaver (34Mc1) and E. Johnson (34Mc54) sites along the Mountain Fork. The collection includes 80 vessels that had never before been documented. Focusing on vessel form, decorative techniques, and decorative design, this study of whole vessels sets the stage for further research on group identity and social relations between McCurtain phase Caddo communities. ($25)

Memoir 16 – Spiro and Fort Coffee Phases: Changing Cultural Complexes of the Caddoan Era, by Charles Rohrbaugh. 2012. Those interested in the pre-columbian Fort Coffee-Spiro region now have access to hard-to-find research A joint effort by the Oklahoma Archeological Survey and Oklahoma Anthropological Society has reproduced Charles Rohrbaugh’s 1982 doctoral thesis. Although it is 30 years old, it contains invaluable data. The manuscript describes material from 15 Mississippi culture sites in the vicinity of the Spiro Mound Group. ($25)

Bulletin of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society (BOAS)

OUT OF PRINT VOLUMES – Follow this link for a listing of out of print bulletin volumes and their content. Please note that individual hard copy articles are available at a price of $1.00/page with $5 shipping. Articles can be emailed or mailed on CD at a price of $.25 per page with a $5 minimum and $3 shipping and handling for CD’s. Scanned complete issues are available for $10 each. Complete issues can be emailed or mailed on CD for an additional $3 shipping and handling.

Oklahoma Archaeology – From 2002 to 2008, Volumes 51 – 56 were published four times per year. These issues are free and can be download here.


BOAS 35 (1983) – Twenty-five years of American archaeology: An ethnographer’s view (1-12, B.J. Wallace). Physical and cultural variables affecting phosphate deposition and preservation at archaeological sites (13-22, L.E. Albert). X-Ray diffraction in archaeological analysis (23-32, D.G. Robinson). The Frederick controversy: A review of the discovery of fossils and artifacts (33-40, J. Collis). An unusual “cache” from the Fourche Maline valley (41-50, N. Newberry, D. Gray, P. Mansker & B. Wade). Preliminary distribution of bannerstones in Oklahoma (51-68, L. Neal). A canyon in western Canadian County: Archaeological and geomorphological clues from non-destructive testing (69-134, J.W. Taylor). ($10)

BOAS 37 (1988) – A reanalysis of the Brewer site: An early Plains Village settlement in central Oklahoma (1-110, R.R. Drass). Shadid: A new arrow point type for the Plains (111-135, D.G. Wyckoff & D. Jackman, Jr.). Additional evidence for the Zimms complex? A reevaluation of the Lamb-Miller site, 34RM25, Roger Mills Co., OK (136-150, M.C. Moore). ($10)

BOAS 38 (1989) – Radiocarbon dates from two buried hearths in Comanche Co., OK (18, L. Neal). The surface evidence from 34KA153 at Kaw Lake: A Late Archaic site? (918, P. George). First impressions and ultimate reality: Excavation of the Day site in Wagoner Co., OK (19-48, G.H. Odell & F.V. Odell). The Four Pines site (34PU108), Pushmataha Co., OK (49-78, R. Vehik). The application of remote sensing to archaeology (79-97, R.R. Drass). Evaluating a potentially important site in Pittsburg Co., OK (99-147, C.W. Wallis). ($10)

BOAS 39 (1990) – The Falling Cat site, Lee Creek watershed, Sequoyah Co., OK (156, L.E. Albert). Archaeology and geomorphology of the Cherokee Turnpike project, Mayes Co., OK (57-102, M. Kay & J. Dixon). Archaeology of the Dempsey Divide, a Late Archaic/Woodland hotspot on the Southern Plains (103-158, J.P. Thurmond). An additional Late Paleoindian component on the Dempsey Divide, 34RM602B (159-170, J.P. Thurmond). Native American baskets of the South (171-188, M. Gettys). Responses to risk and uncertainty among Southern Plains villagers: Washita River phase (189-202, R.L. Brooks). ($10)

BOAS 40 (1991) – The Calf Creek Horizon in Eastern Oklahoma. A 370 page compendium of 17 articles describing the major known components of the Middle Archaic Calf Creek horizon in eastern Oklahoma. A total of 502 artifacts from 23 sites is illustrated. The authors address lithic procurement, lithic reduction sequences, projectile point breakage and resharpening, caching, bison hunting, floral and faunal remains, mortuary behavior and radiocarbon dating. ($12)

BOAS 41 (1992) – Test Excavations at the Antioch Bridge Site (Hartley and Raymer) 105 pages. Text Excavations at the Whirlwind Mission Site – 34Bl47 (Hartley and Watkins). Late Archaic Lithic Reduction Sequence from Eastern Oklahoma (Bartlett). An Initial Survey of the Folsom Complexes in Oklahoma (Hofman) ($8)

BOAS 42 (1993) – The Calf Creek Horizon in Central and Western Oklahoma. A 233 page companion volume to BOAS 40, reporting the known components of the Calf Creek horizon in central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma panhandle in a compendium of nine articles. 463 Calf Creek artifacts from 31 archeological sites and 33 isolated finds are illustrated. The final article by Don G. Wyckoff summarizes and interprets the available data on the Calf Creek horizon in Oklahoma and adjacent states. ($10)

BOAS 43 (1994) – Variability in Southern Plains Village Cultural Complexes: Archaeological Invesitgations at the Lonker Site in the Oklahoma Panhandle (Brooks) 100 pages. A Survey of Archaeological Resources in the Lexington Wildlife Management Area, Cleveland County, Oklahoma (Morgan). Corner-Tang Stone Artifacts of the Plains (Kraft). Fluorescence and Heat Treatment of Three Lithic Materials Found in Oklahoma (Shockey). ($10)

BOAS 44 (1995) – A bison processing camp, 34CU209, in western Oklahoma (Drass) 115 pages published in cooperation with the Oklahoma Historical Society. Historical archeology in Oklahoma (Gettys).  Some observations of polarization and fluorescence in lithic materials (Shockey). ($7)

BOAS 45 (1996) – Excavations at the Carpenter Site: A Washita River Phase Village in South-Central Oklahoma (Morgan) 143 pages. A Protohistoric Tool Kit: Scrapers from the Little Deer Site, 34Cu10 (Brooks). Cannons along the Canadian: a French Sector from near the California Trail (Kinsey). Archaeological and Historical Investigations of Stockholm, Oklahoma, 1901-1915 (Kinsey). ($10)

BOAS 46 (1997) – ODOT investigations at 34CI320 (Bartlett). An experimental inquiry into the thermal characteristics of square and round hearths (Shockey) 132 pages. Harkey Mound: analysis of the 1975 test excavations at 34MC206 (Kraft). The occurrence and prehistoric aboriginal utilization of opalite in the Palo Duro Creek vicinity of the Texas panhandle (Lintz). ($8)

BOAS 47 (1998) – Prehistory and History of the Tulsa Area through the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Preliminary View (Winchell) 171 pages. Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene People and Animals in Tulsa County: Some Preliminary Insights (Wyckoff and Rippey). Middle Holocene Archaeology in Northeastern Oklahoma (Neal and Drass). The Area in the Vicinity of Tulsa, Oklahoma during the Late Holocene (Henry). The Protohistoric Period in Oklahoma: Evidence from the Lasley Vore Site (O’Dell). The Osage and the Valley of the Middle Arkansas (Bailey). Tulsa Area Civil War and Reconstruction (O’Brien). Opothle Yahola and the Battle of Round Mountain: An Argument for the Keystone Site (DeMoss). ($10)

BOAS 48 (1999) – The Otter Creek Site (34Hs25) and the Fourche Maline Phase of Southeastern Oklahoma (Picarella) 159 pages. A Survey of Archaeological Resources in the Packsaddle Wildlife Management Area, Ellis County, Oklahoma (Morgan). Digging in Museums: WPA Archaeology in the Grand River Valley as Seen from the Duck Creek Site (Gifford and O’Dell). Regional Variation in Calf Creek Projectile Points from Oklahoma (Anderson). Clay Linings in Pit Hearths (Shockey). Two Late Prehistoric Sites in Northwest Oklahoma (Drass). ($10)

BOAS 50 (2001) – 50th Anniversary of the Society, 115 pages. A Not-So-Concise History of the Oklahoma Archeological Survey (Brooks). Mobility and the Organization of Stone Tool Technology: A Comparison of Tucker Blowout (34Tx71) and the Little Deer Site (34Cu10) in Western Oklahoma (Matchen). A Survey of the William Miller Jenkins Homestead (Morgan). ($8)

BOAS 57 (2009) – Evidence of Fourche Maline Sites in the Arkansas River Drainage, Oklahoma (Leith) 86 pages. Virgil Swift: A Dedication (Baugh). Protohistoric Kirikir’i-s Societies on the Central and Southen Plains (Baugh). A Probable Anthropomorphic Figurine Fragment from the Lower Walnut Settlement, Kansas (Hawley, Stein, and Scott). Subsistence Practices of an Early Post-Removal Choctaw Homestead (Brooks). ($7)

BOAS 58 (2010) – The Curious Archaic: Calf Creek in Utah (Wyckoff) 70 pages. The Pilote Cache: A Middle Archaic Dart Point Reduction Sequence (Bement and Turpin). The Allcorn Site and its Relationship to the Arkansas River Basin Caddoan Area (Brooks and Cox). A Preliminary Report of the 1960 Excavations at the Franklin Ranch Site, 34Gy80, Gray County, Texas (Lintz). The OAS…In the Beginning (King). ($7)

BOAS 59 (2011) – McCalip Rockshelter, Tulsa County, Oklahoma (O’Dell and Savage) 127 pages. Early 19th Century Choctaw Ceramics from the Herndon Site (34Mc576) in Southeastern Oklahoma (Perttula). Mitigation of Two Prehistoric Sites on Spavinaw Creek, Delaware County, Oklahoma (Warner, Hummel, Mocas, Stallings, and Scholl). Animal Imagery on Two Artifacts from Eastern Oklahoma (Hammerstedt and Cox). The Large and the Small: A Whole Vessel from the Allcorn Site (Brooks). ($10)

BOAS 60 (2012) – Collecting Basketry and Mats of the Oklahoma Kickapoo (Gettys) 80 pages. Ravenscroft: A Late Paleoindian Bison Kill in the Oklahoma Panhandle (Bement, Buehler, and Carter). Implications for Early Agriculture in Northeastern Oklahoma: A Collection of Tools from Lake Hudson, Mayes County, Oklahoma (Brooks). Double-Bitted Stone Axes and Axe-Like Implements from Alibates Ruin 28, Potter County, Texas (Lintz). ($7)

BOAS 61 (2013) – Cultural Cycling among the Caddo and Wichita: A Study of Frontier Interaction as Viewed from the Lowrance Site, 34Mr10 (Baugh) 128 pages, Time Capsule Cave (Dickson), Hot Rock Cooking in Archaic and Woodland Period Sites in the Western Ouachita Mountains of Southeast Oklahoma (Perttula), Axes, Adzes, Drills and Other Items Displaying Use-Wear from Lake Hudson, Mayes County, Oklahoma (Brooks) ($10)

BOAS 63 (2015) – Wichita Expedient Hide Scraping Technology and the 18th Century French Market Economy (Cleeland) 86 pages, Ancestral Caddo Ceramics from the McDonald Site, McCurtain County, Oklahoma (Perttula) ($10)

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