Ephraim George Squier and the Development of American Anthropology

Ephraim George Squier and the Development of American Anthropology

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qAlthough 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.q.WithnoinstructionexceptsuchasIcouldgainfrom Hardwicka#39;sa€œManual of Photographic Chemistry, a€ I went to work, and, after numerous ... Squier found himself alone thenextday, a€œencumberedwith abulky apparatusa€and giving self- instruction in theanbsp;...

Title:Ephraim George Squier and the Development of American Anthropology
Author: Terry A. Barnhart
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2005

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