Dam Projects And The Growth Of American Archaeology: The River Basin Surveys And The Interagency Archeological Salvage Program
by Kimball M Banks /
2013 / English / PDF
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The Smithsonian Institutions River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage Program were the most ambitious archaeological projects ever undertaken in the United States. Administered by the National Park Service from 19451969, the programs had profound effectsmethodological, theoretical, and historicalon American archaeology, many of which are still being felt today. They stimulated the publics t in heritage preservation, led to the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, served as the model for rescue archaeology in other countries, and helped launch the New Archaeology. This book examines the impacts of these two programs on the development of American archaeology.