If you would like to read more about bluff shelters and the archeology of Arkansas, here are some links to other Arkansas Archeological Survey web sites as well as a bibliography of printed resources that you can look for in libraries. This list of references is divided by subject and is by no means exhaustive.
Bibliography of Bluff Shelter References
Web Sites about Arkansas Archeology
Arkansas Archeological Survey Main Page
Indians of Arkansas
Arkansas Novaculite: A Virtual Comparative Collection
Rock Art in Arkansas
General Bluff Shelter and Ozark Prehistory
Brown, James A. (1984) Prehistoric Southern Ozark Marginailty: A Myth Exposed. Special Publication No. 6. Missouri Archaeological Society, Columbia.
Sabo, George, Ann Early, Jerome Rose, Barbara Burnett, Louis Vogele, and James Harcourt (1990) Human Adaptation in the Ozark and Ouchita Mountains. Research Series No. 31. Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville.
Sabo, George (1986) Contributions to Ozark Prehistory. Research Series No. 27. Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville.
Early work on Bluff Shelters
Harrington, Mark R. (1960) The Ozark Bluff-dwellers. Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York.
Walker, Winslow M. (1932) The Cave Cultures of Arkansas. In Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1931, pp. 159–168. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Works by Samuel Dellinger
Dellinger, Samuel C. (1930) Archaeological Field Work in North America during 1929: Arkansas. American Anthropologist 32(2):348.
Dellinger, Samuel C. (1931) Archaeological Field Work in North America during 1930: Arkansas. American Anthropologist 33(3):465.
Dellinger, Samuel C. (1932) Archaeological Field Work in North America during 1931: Arkansas. American Anthropologist 34(3):485–486.
Dellinger, Samuel C. (1933) Archaeological Field Work in North America during 1932: Arkansas. American Anthropologist 35(3):490.
Dellinger, Samuel C. (1936) Baby Cradles of the Ozark Bluff Dwellers. American Antiquity 1(3):197–214.
Dellinger, Samuel, and Elmer G. Wakefield (1936) Diet of the Bluff-Dwellers of the Ozark Mountains and Its Skeletal Effects. Annals of Internal Medicine 9(10):1412–1418.
Dellinger, Samuel C., Elmer G. Wakefield, and John D. Camp (1937) Study of the Osseous Remains of a Primitive Race Who Once Inhabited the Shelters of the Bluffs of the Ozark Mountains. American Journal of the Medical Sciences 193(2):223–231.
Dellinger, Samuel C., and S. D. Dickinson (1942) Pottery from the Ozark Bluff Shelters. American Antiquity 7(3):276–289.
Work about Samuel Dellinger
Mainfort, Robert C. Jr. (2008) Sam Dellinger: Raiders of the Lost Arkansas. The University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville.
Fritz, Gayle (1978) Petroglyphs and Pictographs in Arkansas. Field Notes, Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society 160:3-4.
Hilliard, Jerry (1989) An Equestrian Pictograph in Western Arkansas. Plains Anthropologist 34(126):327–330.
Hilliard, Jerry (1985) Recent Pictograph Finds in Northwest Arkansas. Field Notes, Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society 207:3-7.
Porter, Larry (1989) The Green Pictograph Shelter: A Recent Rock Art Discovery in the Arkansas River Valley. Field Notes, Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society 230:3-5.
Sabo, George III and Deborah Sabo (2005) Rock Art in Arkansas. Popular Series No. 5. Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville.
Hilliard, Jerry, Jared Pebworth, Mike Evans, and Aden Jenkins (2015) Radiocarbon Results from Breckenridge Shelter (3CR002): Hearth with Breckenridge Dalton Dates to Ca. 9765-9555 BP. Field Notes, Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society 385:6-8.
Hilliard, Jerry (2016) Breckenridge Shelter (3CR0002) Radiocarbon Dates from an Early Hearth. Field Notes, Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society 388:12-13.
Hughes, Richard E., Marvin Kay, and Thomas J. Green (2002) Geochemical and Microwear Analysis of an Obsidian Artifact from the Brown Bluff Site (3WA10), Arkansas. Plains Anthropologist 47(180):73-76.
Thomas, Ronald A. (1962) Projectile Point Sequence at Breckenridge Shelter. The Arkansas Archeologist 3:1-3.
Gordon, W. L., and Emmitt Lindsey (1963) A Clay Pipe From Izard County. The Arkansas Archeologist, 4:6-7.
House, John H. (1978) Flat-based Shell Tempered Pottery in the Ozarks: a Preliminary Discussion. The Arkansas Archeologist 19:44-49.
Mintz, John J. (1989) Prehistoric Ceramic Variability in the Arkansas Ozarks. Unpublished M.A. thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Sabo, George III and Jerry E. Hilliard (2008) Woodland Period Shell-tempered Pottery in the Central Ozarks. Southeastern Archaeology 27(2):164-171.
Scranton, Clyde, and Carie Fields (1961) Pottery From an Ozark Bluff Shelter in Washington County, Arkansas. Field Notes, Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society 2:9-11.
Cleland, Charles E. (1960) Analysis of Animal Remains in the Prehistoric Ozark Bluff-dwellings of Northwest Arkansas. Unpublished M.S. thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Arkansas.
Cleland, Charles E. (1965) Faunal Remains from Bluff Shelters in Northwest Arkansas. The Arkansas Archeologist, 6:39-63.
Hilliard, J. and James Harcourt (1995) Marine Shell Beads from the University of Arkansas Museum Bluff Shelter Excavations. Arkansas Archeologist, 36:35-45.
Wampler, Marc Edward (2000) White-Tailed Deer Remains From the Albertson Site (3BE174), A Northwest Arkansas Rock Shelter. Unpublished M.A. thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Gilmore, Melvin R. (1931) Vegetal Remains of the Ozark Bluff-Dweller Culture. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 14:83-102.
Rees, Jr, James A. (2013) The Breckenridge Flute Dated with ARF Grant. Field Notes, Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society 373:11-12.
Fritz, Gayle J. (1984) Identification of Cultigen Amaranth and Chenopod from Rockshelter Sites in Northwest Arkansas. American Antiquity 49(3):558-572.
Fritz, Gayle J. (1986) Prehistoric Ozark Agriculture, the University of Arkansas Rockshelter Collections. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Fritz, Gayle J. (1997) A Three-Thousand-Year-Old Cache of Crop Seeds from Marble Bluff, Arkansas. In People, Plants and Landscapes, edited by K.J. Gremillion, pp. 42-62. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
Payne, Willard W., and Volney H. Jones (1962) The Taxonomic Status and Archaeological Significance of a Giant Ragweed from Prehistoric Bluff Shelters in the Ozark Plateau Region. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 47:147-163.
Wilson, Hugh D. (1981) Domesticated Chenopodium of the Ozark Bluff Dwellers. Economic Botany 35:233-239.
Horton, Elizabeth T. (2010) The Ties that Bind: Fabric Traditions and Fiber Use in the Ozark Plateau. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis Missouri.
Kuttruff, Jenna T. (1993) Mississippian Period Status Differentiation Through Textile Analysis: a Caddoan Example. American Antiquity 58(1):125-145.
Scholtz, Sandra C. (1975) Prehistoric Plies: A Structural and Comparative Analysis of Cordage, Netting, Basketry, and Fabric from Ozark Bluff Shelters. Research Series No. 9, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville.