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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 tested Smithsonian establishment, old Monuments of the Mississippi Valley continues to be this day not just a key rfile within the historical past of yank archaeology but additionally the first resource of data on hundreds and hundreds of mounds and earthworks within the japanese usa, so much 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 dwelling within the quarter, the authors set excessive criteria for his or her time. Their paintings presents perception into a number of the conceptual, methodological, and substantial concerns that archaeologists nonetheless confront.

Long out of print, this one hundred and fiftieth anniversary variation contains David J. Meltzer's vigorous advent, which describes the controversies surrounding the book’s unique book, from a sour, decades-long feud among Squier and Davis to common debates concerning 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 offers a brand new iteration with a first-hand view of this pioneer period in American archaeology.

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