Smithsonian Reprints Morlot's "General Views on Archaeology"

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First Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry reprints an influential report by Swiss archaeologist Adolphe Morlot, "General Views on Archaeology," in his annual report for 1860, which is published in 1861. The Smithsonian's annual reports feature a number of archaeological studies from Europe, where artifacts were in greater abundance and archaeology was a more mature field.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Morlot, A (Adolphe) 1820-1867
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  • This publication can be found at
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1860, pp. 284-343.

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