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Author Barnhart, Terry A., 1952-

Title American antiquities : revisiting the origins of American archaeology / Terry A. Barnhart
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology
Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Contents Prologue: historicizing the origins of American archaeology -- American antiquities: a grand theme for speculation -- Rediscovering the mounds: scientific enquiry and the westward movement -- Antiquaries, ideas, and institutions: more testimony from the mounds -- A dialectical discourse: constructing the mound builder paradigm -- American archaeology: an infant science emerges -- Origin, era, and region: an expanding field of archaeological enquiry -- Archaeology as anthropology: the coming of the curators and professors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Archaeologists -- United States -- Historiography.
Archaeology -- United States -- History.
United States -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803284292 (electronic bk.)
0803284314 (electronic bk.)
9780803284296 (electronic bk.)
9780803284319 (electronic bk.)