An updated version of “Basketry Technology,” authored by Dr. James Adovasio, director of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute and one of the world’s leading experts in prehistoric perishable artifacts, is expected to be released Nov. 30 by Left Coast Press.
In the three decades since its appearance, “Basketry Technology” has become the standard manual in the English language for the analysis and interpretation of prehistoric basketry. It is used by both professionals and non-professionals to provide guidelines for the analysis and documentation of virtually any kind of basketry specimen.
“Basketry Technology” originally appeared in 1977 as an Aldine Manual in Archaeology. Subsequent editions were published by Taraxacum Press, based at the Smithsonian Institution. All of the original Aldine Manual and Taraxacum editions have been sold.
Adovasio recently filmed an interview at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh about his book and its upcoming re-release.
For more information on Adovasio and the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, visit the MAI website.