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Report on the mound explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology

Author: Cyrus Thomas; Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985.
Series: Classics of Smithsonian anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With westward expansion in the United States beyond the Appalachian wall in the late eighteenth century, settlers increasingly encountered the mysterious earthen mounds of the interior eastern woodlands. These mounds, and the identity of the mound builders, would remain at the center of archaeological interest and debate through much of the succeeding nineteenth century. The Division of Mound Exploration of the  Read more...
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Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910.
Report on the mound explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985
(OCoLC)747318533
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyrus Thomas; Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology.
ISBN: 0874749158 9780874749151
OCLC Number: 11549495
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : U.S.G.P.O., 1894 as accompanying paper to the 12th Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1890-1891. With Plate XX omitted.
Description: 742 pages, [43] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Classics of Smithsonian anthropology.
Responsibility: Cyrus Thomas ; introduction by Bruce D. Smith.

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"With westward expansion in the United States beyond the Appalachian wall in the late eighteenth century, settlers increasingly encountered the mysterious earthen mounds of the interior eastern woodlands. These mounds, and the identity of the mound builders, would remain at the center of archaeological interest and debate through much of the succeeding nineteenth century. The Division of Mound Exploration of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, was established in 1881 to resolve the issue of the identity of the builders of the mounds. Published in 1894 as the accompanying paper of the Twelfth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, the final research report of the Division rejected the various speculative scenarios of vanished races and convincingly demonstrated that the forebearers of American Indian groups were the builders of the mounds. This final report is generally recognized as marking the beginning of modern archaeology in the Americas."--Page 5.

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