The Pennsylvania Fluted Point Survey

reviewed by
Rodney Peck,

written by Gary L. Fogelman and Dr Stanley W. Lantz


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The Pennsylvania Fluted Point Survey by Gary L. Fogelman and Dr Stanley W. Lantz is a complete report of early man's fluted points and sites in Pennsylvania. This well researched book took the authors six years to produce. With a combination of over 80 years of experience, Fogelman and Lantz have put together a most impressive, well documented book on Pennsylvania Fluted Points, lithic (chert) materials, tools, and sites.

All students and professionals interested in Early Man will find this book most comprehensive and will want to add it to their research library. The book is well researched and easy to read and is a great addition to Early Man's research in North America.

Within the contents of The Pennsylvania Fluted Point Survey there are 866 recorded Pennsylvania fluted points, with most all pictured or illustrated, many in color and most are shown actual size. The authors cover the eight basic fluted point types found in Pennsylvania, along with dispersion maps. The various lithic material (chert) used by Early Man is covered thoroughly, along with the various tools used by them.

Clovis sites in Pennsylvania are discussed in detail. Along with the famous Shoop Site, the authors recorded and show photographs of artifacts from other Pennsylvania Clovis sites, many that have never been seen before. Also, sites in the greater Northeast are listed.

This heavily illustrated book has beautiful pictures and sketches of Fluted Points, preforms, and tools. It is a must for anyone interested in the study of Early Man and his Fluted Points, and will be well received by the archaeological community.

The Pennsylvania Fluted Point Survey (8 ½ x 11, 311 pages, 22 maps, 56 tables 111 illustrations and over 1,650 photographs-many in color) may be purchased from: Fogelman Publishing Co., 245 Fairview Road, Turbotville, PA 17772-9063. Cost: Softbound $45.00 plus $4.00 P&H; Hardbound $85.00 plus $5.00P&H. Pennsylvania residents please add 6% sales tax.