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By Kimball M Banks, Jon S Czaplicki

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The Smithsonian Institution’s River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage software have been the main bold archaeological tasks ever undertaken within the usa. Administered by way of the nationwide Park carrier from 1945–1969, the courses had profound effects—methodological, theoretical, and historical—on American archaeology, a lot of that are nonetheless being felt this day. They encouraged the public’s curiosity in historical past renovation, resulted in the passage of the nationwide historical renovation Act, served because the version for rescue archaeology in different nations, and helped release the “New Archaeology.” This ebook examines the affects of those courses at the improvement of yank archaeology.

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Nelson, December, 1964. Left to right: Lee Madison, Donald Blakeslee, Gaillard Jackson, Clarence Johnson, and John Ritch. Photograph courtesy of the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution (NAA 00-L1288). | The National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution 35 and drafting were carried out; maps, field notes, and other records were filed; and analytical work was carried out for the preparation of full technical reports for publication (Jennings 1985:293). The Handbook for Basic Archeological Specimen Processing, developed by Dean Clark in the MBP laboratory, provided further standardization.

All rights reserved. 41 | 42 Wood least one-third of the nearly 100 major excavations in sites in the upper Missouri River Basin (Lehmer 1971:193–195, 200). Among the several area offices organized under the Smithsonian Institution (SI) and the IASP was an MBP office in Lincoln, Nebraska, established to cope with the dams on the drawing boards of the Corps and Reclamation under what was known as the Pick-Sloan Plan. Lincoln was likely chosen because of its somewhat central location; it had been the headquarters for the Nebraska State Archaeological Survey; and the RBS had been offered space on the campus of the University of Nebraska.

These organizations conducted at Dam Projects and the Growth of American Archaeology: The River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage Program, edited by Kimball M. Banks and Jon Czaplicki, 41–52. ©2014 Left Coast Press, Inc. All rights reserved. 41 | 42 Wood least one-third of the nearly 100 major excavations in sites in the upper Missouri River Basin (Lehmer 1971:193–195, 200). Among the several area offices organized under the Smithsonian Institution (SI) and the IASP was an MBP office in Lincoln, Nebraska, established to cope with the dams on the drawing boards of the Corps and Reclamation under what was known as the Pick-Sloan Plan.

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