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Ephraim George Squier and the development of American anthropology [electronic resource] / Terry A. Barnhart.

By: Barnhart, Terry A, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Critical studies in the history of anthropology: Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 425 p.) : ill.ISBN: 080320468X (electronic bk.); 9780803204683 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888 | 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 | Davis, E. H. (Edwin Hamilton), 1811-1888 | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ephraim George Squier and the development of American anthropology.DDC classification: 301/.092 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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 -- Insanity and the "eclipse of genius."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-413) and index.

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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