A New Deal for Southeastern Archaeology by Edwin A. Lyon

By Edwin A. Lyon

Recipient of the 1994 Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize

This complete learn presents a background of latest Deal archaeology within the Southeast within the Thirties and early Nineteen Forties and specializes in the tasks of the Federal Emergency reduction management, the Civil Works management, the Works development management, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nationwide Park provider, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Utilizing basic assets together with correspondence and unpublished stories, Lyon demonstrates the nice value of the hot Deal tasks within the heritage of southeastern and North American archaeology. New Deal archaeology reworked the perform of archaeology within the Southeast and created the foundation for the self-discipline that exists this present day. With the present emphasis on curation and repatriation, archaeologists and historians will locate this quantity helpful in reconstructing the background of the initiatives that generated the numerous collections that now fill our museums.

 

 

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