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The man who found Thoreau : Roland W. Robbins and the rise of historical archaeology in America

Author: Donald W Linebaugh
Publisher: Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2005.
Series: Revisiting New England.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Man Who Found Thoreau Donald W. Linebaugh presents an examination of the work of the pioneering but controversial archaeologist Roland Wells Robbins (1908-1987) and the development of historical archaeology in America. In 1945 the self-taught Robbins discovered the remains of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. He excavated the site, documented his findings, and in 1947 published a short book, Discovery at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Linebaugh, Donald W.
Man who found Thoreau.
Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2005
(OCoLC)646524758
Named Person: Roland Wells Robbins; Roland Wells Robbins; Roland Wells Robbins; Roland Wells Robbins
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Linebaugh
ISBN: 1584654252 9781584654254
OCLC Number: 55962354
Description: xii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The road to ruins and restoration : historic preservation and historical archaeology on the road to Walden Pond --
House hunting for Henry David Thoreau --
Forging a new career : excavating the ironworks sites of New England --
The rudiments of a scientific approach --
Historical archaeology comes of age --
A "Thoreau yankee" meets the academy.
Series Title: Revisiting New England.
Responsibility: Donald W. Linebaugh.
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Donald Linebaugh presents an examination of the work of the pioneering but controversial archaeologist Roland Wells Robbins (1908-1987) and the development of historical archaeology in America.  Read more...

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