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Edward Palmer's Arkansaw Mounds
     

Edward Palmer's Arkansaw Mounds

by Marvin D. Jeter (Editor)
 

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During the 1880s a massive scientific effort was launched by the Smithsonian Institution to discover who had built the prehistoric burial mounds found throughout the United States. Arkansaw Mounds tells the story of this exploration and of Edward Palmer, one of the nineteenth century’s greatest natural historians and archaeologists, who was recruited

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During the 1880s a massive scientific effort was launched by the Smithsonian Institution to discover who had built the prehistoric burial mounds found throughout the United States. Arkansaw Mounds tells the story of this exploration and of Edward Palmer, one of the nineteenth century’s greatest natural historians and archaeologists, who was recruited to lead the research project. Arkansas was unusually rich in prehistoric remains, especially mounds, and became a major focus of the study. Palmer and his team of researchers discovered that the mounds had been built by the ancestors of the historic North American Indians, shattering the then-popular theory that a lost non-Indian race had built them.

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"Jeter is to be commended for a valuable contribution to the scholarship of mound research in the Southeast and the late 19th-century history of American archaeology."

American Antiquity

"This attractive volume places Palmer's work in historical context and measures its legacy in terms of what it adds to our understanding of the past. . . . It is a highly readable and absorbing account of Edward Palmer, his work, his associates, and his times."

Historical Archaeology

"This thoroughly researched volume is highly recommended to anyone—at any level—who is interested in the archaeology of the Southeast."

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During the 1880s, Palmer was commissioned to lead a group of archeologists in a massive research project for the Smithsonian Institution into the origins of the prehistoric burial mounds. This thoroughly illustrated volume (including the drawings of Henry J. Lewis, a talented black artist who accompanied Palmer) tells the story of this exploration and of Palmer, one of the 19th century's greatest natural historians. Note: the ISBN shown on the dust jacket (069-X) varies from that of LC. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817356125
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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