Daniel M. Sivilich is a battlefield archaeologist with more than thirty years' experience in the field. He has authored numerous scholarly and popular articles on Revolutionary War-era historical archaeology. Foreworder David Gerald Orr, retired as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Temple University, is coeditor of Huts and History: The Historical Archaeology of Military Encampment during the American Civil War. Douglas D. Scott is retired as supervisory archaeologist, Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service. Widely known as an expert on military archaeology, he is the author or co-author of numerous publications, including They Died with Custer: Soldiers' Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Uncovering History: Archaeological Investigations at the Little Bighorn, and Custer, Cody, and Grand Duke Alexis: Historical Archaeology of the Royal Buffalo Hunt. Henry M. Miller, a historical archaeologist, serves as Director of Research and Maryland Heritage Scholar for Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland.
"Daniel M. Sivilich's Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guideis the result of twenty-eight years of research and collaboration. The Guide is an essential reference for any archaeologist studying eighteenth-century battlefields."--Garry Wheeler Stone, historian (retired) for Monmouth Battlefield State Park
"This well-illustrated text takes round-ball research into a new region--explanatory research--by linking shot to weaponry, military tactics, and time periods, and shows how to apply it to battlefield archaeology. Bridging the gap between seventeenth-century European round-ball research and American Civil War studies, it is an essential reference for beginning students and experienced researchers alike."--Lawrence E. Babits, coeditor of The Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Forts