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Summary

Work focuses on "objects found in mounds and other burial-places of early date, on and below the surface of the ground, in caves, shell-heaps, ... all articles of aboriginal workmanship that cannot with certainty be ascribed to any of the tribes which are still in existence or have become extinct within historical times."

Author

Rau, Charles 1826-1887

Subject

  • Rau, Charles 1826-1887
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Illustrations include objects of flaked and chipped stone, pecked, ground and polished stone, copper, bone, shells, clay, wood, as well as hafted stone weapons, and hafted stone and bone tools.

Contained within

Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1876

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Archaeology
  • Antiquities
  • Exhibitions
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropology
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Museum exhibits
  • Research

Place

North America

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