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Mound Builders of Ancient America

The Archaeology of a Myth

By (author) Robert Silverberg
Genres: Archaeology
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Ohio University Press, Ohio, United States
Published: 31st May 1986
Dimensions: w 190mm h 250mm
ISBN-10: 0821408402
ISBN-13: 9780821408407
Barcode No: 9780821408407
Synopsis
Our forebears, finding large, incomprehensible earthworks scattered down the Mississippi Valley, refused to believe they were built by the aborigines who still cluttered up the place and impeded settlement. Mr. Silverberg describes, with gleeful and copious quotation, the nineteenth-century literature of speculation which attributed these monuments to the Phoenicians, stray Vikings, the lost tribes of Israel, refugees from Atlantis, an extinct race of giants, and Welshmen. The book, which is charmingly written, ends with a history of the archeological work which gave the mounds back to the Indians. -- The Atlantic Monthly

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