Archeological Salvage in the Missouri Basin

Author(s): Warren W. Caldwell

Year: 1957


This document is a public statement and explanation for the archaeology conducted in the Missouri Basin during the 1950s. The document states: Despite the manifold accomplishments of archeology in the Missouri Basin, the whys, the origin and the complexities of aboriginal life are still obscure. Much remains to be done. The rising waters threaten far more than is now in hand. The Missouri Basin archeologist looks upon the situation as a race, and a critical one. It is not a race to secure artifacts for display, but rather to salvage a minimal segment of man’s past history in the Missouri Basin— to document a body of past experience carrying profound implications for present and future.

This document contains a general overview of archaeology and history of the Missouri Basin, accompanied by black and white photographs.

Cite this Record

Archeological Salvage in the Missouri Basin. Warren W. Caldwell. 1957 ( tDAR id: 227440) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85D8TZC

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -95.775; min lat: 35.996 ; max long: -89.099; max lat: 40.614 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Anne Vawser

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 5601272

NADB citation id number(s): 000000240089


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