Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical by Benjamin C. Pykles,Robert L. Schuyler

By Benjamin C. Pykles,Robert L. Schuyler

This precise learn of the excavation and recovery of the town of Nauvoo, Illinois, finds the roots of ancient archaeology. within the overdue Nineteen Sixties, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints subsidized an archaeology application to authentically restoration the town of Nauvoo, which was once based alongside the Mississippi River within the 1840s by way of the Mormons as they moved west. Non-Mormon students have been additionally drawn to Nauvoo since it used to be consultant of a number of western frontier cities during this period. because the archaeology and recovery of Nauvoo advanced, although, conflicts arose, quite relating to keep watch over of the location and its interpretation for the public.
The box of ancient archaeology used to be simply entering its personal in this interval, with myriad views and doctrines being constructed and confirmed. The Nauvoo web site used to be one of many locations the place the self-discipline was once solid. This well-researched account weaves jointly a number of viewpoints in interpreting the numerous contentious concerns surrounding the archaeology and recovery of town of Nauvoo, Illinois, delivering an illuminating photo of the early days historic archaeology.

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