Preservation of American Antiquities; Progress during the Last Year; Needed Legislation
Prior to 1904, the only act of our Government looking toward the preservation of our antiquities was the reservation and restoration, by act of Congress of March 2, 1889, of the Casa Grande ruin in Arizona. During the last fifteen months a definite policy of preservation has rapidly developed, so that at present it may be said that approximately three-fourths of all the remains of antiquity that are situated on lands owned or controlled by the United States are under custodianship more or less efficient, and that the despoliation of ruins for commercia! purposes is in a fair way to be stamped out.
This article discusses the various steps that have been taken.
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Preservation of American Antiquities; Progress during the Last Year; Needed Legislation. Edgar L. Hewett. American Anthropologist. 8 (1): 109-114. 1906 ( tDAR id: 372475) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V69GVJ
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