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Author Barnhart, Terry A., 1952-
Title Ephraim George Squier and the development of American anthropology / Terry A. Barnhart.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2005]

Author Barnhart, Terry A., 1952-
Series Critical studies in the history of anthropology
Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Subject Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888.
Davis, E. H. (Edwin Hamilton), 1811-1888.
Anthropologists -- United States -- Biography.
Anthropologists -- Latin America -- Biography.
Mound-builders -- Ohio River Valley.
Mound-builders -- Mississippi River Valley.
Ohio River Valley -- Antiquities.
Mississippi River Valley -- Antiquities.
Latin America -- Antiquities.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 425 pages) : illustrations.
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-413) and index.
Contents Prologue: Ephraim George Squier and the history of American anthropology -- Literary ambitions : the genesis of an anthropologist -- In search of the mound builders : the Squier-Davis association -- Archaeology and the Smithsonian Institution : editing and publishing the Squier-Davis manuscript -- Interpreting the mound builders : the archaeology of Squier and Davis -- Revisiting the mounds : the Iroquois and the archaeology of western New York -- The burden of proof : American Indian traditions and the Walam Olum -- Idols and Indians : the archaeology and ethnology of Nicaragua -- The mind of man : the serpent symbol and the reciprocal principles of nature -- Nahua nations and migrations : the archaeology and ethnology of Honduras and San Salvador -- Ancient Peru : an indigenous civilization -- The science of men and nations : Ephraim George Squier and the American school of ethnology -- Epilogue : Insanity and the "eclipse of genius."
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary Ephraim George Squier and the Development of American Anthropology is an intellectual biography of Ephraim Squier (1821-88) and his contributions to the development of the nascent disciplines of archaeology and anthropology. During his career, which spanned the years 1845-77, Squier consistently articulated the need for a more holistic and integrated approach to the study of humankind. Although Squier is best known today for the classic book he coauthored with Edwin H. Davis, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, Terry A. Barnhart shows that Squier's fieldwork and interpretive contributions to archaeology and anthropology continued over the next three decades. He turned his attention to comparative studies and to fieldwork in Central America and Peru. He became a diplomat and an entrepreneur yet still found time to conduct archaeological investigations in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Peru and to gather ethnographic information on contemporary indigenous peoples in those countries. He published an important and still not fully appreciated comparative study, The Serpent Symbol, and the Worship of the Reciprocal Principles of Nature in America, which attempted to systematically account for parallel cultural developments that he attributed to the psychic unity of humankind.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 080320468X (electronic bk.)
9780803204683 (electronic bk.)
0803213212 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780803213210 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 60828620
Additional Format Print version: Barnhart, Terry A., 1952- Ephraim George Squier and the development of American anthropology. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005 0803213212 (DLC) 2004019927 (OCoLC)56370812

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