The University of Chicago Press, 1955. Fifth Impression. Hardcover. 582pp. Large octavo [24.5 cm] Brown and white map endpapers. The top fore edge corner of the half title page has been torn out. The dust jacket is in good condition only. Darkened and mildly rubbed and soiled. There are a number of small losses from the edges and folds. Price-clipped. Item #38735
A contribution of the Chicago Natural History Museum. Indians Before Columbus reconstructs twenty-thousand years of American prehistory, and illustrates for the layman, the nature and purposes of archeology while detailing the basic trends of cultural development among the pre-Columbian Indians of North America.