Archaeology of the Donner Party

Archaeology of the Donner Party

by Donald L Hardesty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874176611

ISBN-13: 9780874176612

Pub. Date: 10/18/2005

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

The Archaeology of the Donner Party offers a new interpretation of the history of the Donner Party, based on the careful analysis of recently discovered artifacts. By supplementing the documentary record with the fruits of their scientific interpretation of physical remains, Hardesty and his colleagues not only provide exciting new information about the Donner Party…  See more details below

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The Archaeology of the Donner Party offers a new interpretation of the history of the Donner Party, based on the careful analysis of recently discovered artifacts. By supplementing the documentary record with the fruits of their scientific interpretation of physical remains, Hardesty and his colleagues not only provide exciting new information about the Donner Party but suggest promising avenues for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874176612
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
10/18/2005
Series:
Shepperson Series in History Humanities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Donner Party Saga9
2The Donner Party and Overland Emigration, 1840-186019
3Archaeology of the Murphy Cabin30
4Archaeology of the Alder Creek Camp53
5Donner Party Baggage76
6New Directions in Donner Party Research110
App. 1Zooarchaeology of the Murphy Cabin Site117
App. 2Ceramics from the Alder Creek Camp120
App. 3The Timing of Donner Party Deaths124
Notes133
Literature Cited145
Index152

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