Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley


This book was the first publication on any subject issued by the Smithsonian Institution. It is one of the most important and significant publications on the subject of ancient American archaeology. The digital copy available here is a copy of the first edition of the report. In 1998 the Smithsonian Institution Press published an edition of the full report with a detailed, interesting, and very useful introductory essay by David J. Meltzer.

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Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley. Ephraim George Squier, Edwin Hamilton Davis. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge ,Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. 1848 ( tDAR id: 372615) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JW8BX2

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -97.646; min lat: 29.917 ; max long: -79.277; max lat: 43.708 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 576788

NADB citation id number(s): 000000071348

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