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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page/Copyright/Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Tables
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xxvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. PART ONE: Contexts, Personalities, and Beginnings
  2. p. 5
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  1. CHAPTER ONE: The Mound Survey and Its Contexts
  2. pp. 7-37
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  1. CHAPTER TWO: Edward Palmer and H. J. Lewis
  2. pp. 38-79
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  1. CHAPTER THREE: The Early Stages of the Mound Survey
  2. pp. 80-90
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR: Archeological Concepts and Arkansas Prehistory
  2. pp. 91-96
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  1. PART TWO: Palmer in Arkansas
  2. p. 97
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE: Editor's Introduction to the Documents
  2. pp. 99-119
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  1. CHAPTER SIX: Arkansas Reconnaissance and Other Investigations, 1881-82
  2. pp. 120-156
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  1. CHAPTER SEVEN: Intensive Investigations in Arkansas, 1882-83
  2. pp. 157-317
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHT: Mopping Up, September–November 1883 and July 1884
  2. pp. 318-355
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  1. PART THREE: Results
  2. p. 357
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  1. CHAPTER NINE: Publicity: The Arkansas Press and Frank Leslie's
  2. pp. 359-362
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  1. CHAPTER TEN: Aftermaths, Retrospects, and Prospects
  2. pp. 363-372
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 373-395
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 397-414
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 415-418
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  1. Index of Places and Archeological Sites
  2. pp. 419-423
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817383343
Related ISBN
9780817356125
MARC Record
OCLC
670411959
Pages
450
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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