Numismatic Archaeology of North America: A Field Guide

1st Edition

Marjorie H. Akin, James C. Bard, Kevin Akin

Routledge
Published April 25, 2016
Reference - 292 Pages
ISBN 9781611329209 - CAT# Y266059
Series: Guides to Historical Artifacts

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Summary

Numismatic Archaeology of North America is the first book to provide an archaeological overview of the coins and tokens found in a wide range of North American archaeological sites. It begins with a comprehensive and well-illustrated review of the various coins and tokens that circulated in North America with descriptions of the uses for, and human behavior associated with, each type. The book contains practical sections on standardized nomenclature, photographing, cleaning, and curating coins, and discusses the impacts of looting and of working with collectors. This is an important tool for archaeologists working with coins. For numismatists and collectors, it explains the importance of archaeological context for complete analysis.

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