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By Ephraim G. Squier,Edwin H. Davis,David J. Meltzer

initially released in 1848 because the first significant paintings within the nascent self-discipline in addition to the 1st e-book of the newly confirmed Smithsonian establishment, old Monuments of the Mississippi Valley is still this day not just a key rfile within the historical past of yank archaeology but additionally the first resource of data on thousands of mounds and earthworks within the japanese usa, such a lot of that have now vanished. regardless of adhering to the preferred assumption that the moundbuilders couldn't were the ancestors of the supposedly savage local American teams nonetheless residing within the area, the authors set excessive criteria for his or her time. Their paintings offers perception into a number of the conceptual, methodological, and great matters that archaeologists nonetheless confront.

Long out of print, this a hundred and fiftieth anniversary variation contains David J. Meltzer's full of life advent, which describes the controversies surrounding the book’s unique booklet, from a sour, decades-long feud among Squier and Davis to common debates in regards to the hyperlinks among race, faith, and human origins. whole with a brand new index and bibliography, and illustrated with the unique maps, plates, and engravings, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley presents a brand new iteration with a first-hand view of this pioneer period in American archaeology.

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