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Dam Projects and the Growth of American Archaeology: The by Kimball M Banks,Jon S Czaplicki

By Kimball M Banks,Jon S Czaplicki

The Smithsonian Institution’s River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage application have been the main formidable archaeological tasks ever undertaken within the usa. Administered by way of the nationwide Park carrier from 1945–1969, the courses had profound effects—methodological, theoretical, and historical—on American archaeology, a lot of that are nonetheless being felt at the present time. They motivated the public’s curiosity in history upkeep, ended in the passage of the nationwide historical protection Act, served because the version for rescue archaeology in different international locations, and helped release the “New Archaeology.” This e-book examines the affects of those courses at the improvement of yank archaeology.

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