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Archaeology Collection, 1817-1966

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Identifier: A0041

Title: Archaeology Collection, 1817-1966

Description:

Collection of correspondence, articles, and speeches given at the Missouri Historical Society, and clippings pertaining to various archaeological interests; Cahokia Mound builders; archaeological exploration in Missouri (1906); the Indian Piasa bird on a bluff near Alton, Illinois; account by General J.H. Simpson, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., of his discovery of Aztec ruins in New Mexico in 1849; and the pre-historic relic, the Zemi (a San Domingo idol), presented to the society by Albert Warren Kelsey in 1878. Material also includes correspondence of archaeologist Dr. W.K. Moorehead (1867-1939) who explored the Cahokia Mounds in 1921-1922.

1 box

Indexed in the archives card catalog.

Cite as: Archaeology Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1817-1936

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts
Collection

Maker/Creator: Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883

Subjects: Archaeology
Speeches, addresses, etc
Indians of North America
Mounds
Mound-builders
Mississippian culture
Aztecs
Archaeologists

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