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Ephraim Squier portrait
Description: Fascinated by the Hopewell and Adena mounds, Ephraim Squier (1821-1887) befriended Edwin Davis, a specialist on the Ohio mounds, and assisted him in his research. In 1851, the two men wrote their findings in the first book ever published by the Smithsonian Institution, "Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley." Squier became well-known and used his newfound popularity to become a prominent ambassador to Central and South American countries. One of his primary goals during his service was also to study prehistoric sites. Squier served in Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua, and Honduras. He also continued to publish, including several works on the pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas. He died in 1887. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04037
Subjects: Mounds--Ohio; Adena culture; Hopewell culture; Archaeology--United States--History
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