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The archaeology of the Donner Party

Author: Donald L Hardesty; Michael J Brodhead
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©1997.
Series: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in history and humanities (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hardesty, Donald L., 1941-
Archaeology of the Donner Party.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)607854850
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Hardesty; Michael J Brodhead
ISBN: 087417290X 9780874172904 0874176611 9780874176612
OCLC Number: 35770939
Description: xii, 156 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Donner Party Saga --
2. The Donner Party and Overland Emigration, 1840-1860 / Michael Brodhead --
3. Archaeology of the Murphy Cabin / Susan Lindstrom --
4. Archaeology of the Alder Creek Camp --
5. Donner Party Baggage --
6. New Directions in Donner Party Research --
App. 1. Zooarchaeology of the Murphy Cabin Site / Donald K. Grayson --
App. 2. Ceramics from the Alder Creek Camp / George L. Miller --
App. 3. The Timing of Donner Party Deaths / Donald K. Grayson.
Series Title: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in history and humanities (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Donald L Hardesty, with contributions by Michael Brodhead [and others].

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The saga of the Donner party is the focus of this study from archaeologist Hardesty and his colleagues from several disciplines. It locates the location of the camps, examines the tales of  Read more...

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