Squier, Ephraim George
Squier, Ephraim George,1821–88, American archaeologist and journalist, b. Bethlehem, Albany co., N.Y. He is noted for his study of the prehistoric Mound BuildersMound Builders,
in North American archaeology, name given to those people who built mounds in a large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Mississippi River to the Appalachian Mts.
..... Click the link for more information. of the Mississippi and Ohio valleys. His works include Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley (1848) and Aboriginal Monuments of the State of New York (1851).
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Squier, Ephraim George(1821–88) diplomat, archaeologist; born in Bethlehem, N.Y. In 1845 the American Ethnological Society commissioned him to survey Ohio Indian mounds; his report (with E. H. Davis, 1848) remained the standard work on Mound Builders for 50 years and helped establish the field of American archaeology. His diplomatic postings to Central and South America (1849–65) yielded further ethnological and archaeological studies.
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