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Wonderful Power

The Story of Ancient Copper Working in the Lake Superior Basin

Susan R. Martin

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Archaeology, Michigan, Upper Peninsula

Great Lakes Books Series

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Paperback
Published: May 1999
ISBN: 9780814328439
Pages: 296 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 40 black and white images
Hardback
Published: May 1999
ISBN: 9780814328064
Pages: 296 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 40
Review

Wonderful Power is a clearly written and candid book by Dr. Susan Martin, who has been involved in some of the most important new archaeological discoveries relating to the topic of ancient copper-working in the Americas.

— David S. Brose

Native Americans in the Lake Superior basin mined copper and traded it beyond the area. They directed white settlers to copper lodes and explained the mineral's significance and "wonderful power." This work examines the archaeological record to relate the story of this prehistoric industry.

Susan R. Martin is an assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology at Michigan Technological University.

Wonderful Power is a clearly written and candid book by Dr. Susan Martin, who has been involved in some of the most important new archaeological discoveries relating to the topic of ancient copper-working in the Americas.

– David S. Brose, Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

  • 1999 - Result: Winner