Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

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English: Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley (1848) by the Americans Ephraim George Squier and Edwin Hamilton Davis is a landmark in American scientific research, the study of the prehistoric indigenous mound builders of North America, and the early development of archaeology as a scientific discipline. It was the first publication by the Smithsonian Institution. The book had 306 pages, 48 lithographed maps and plates, and 207 wood engravings.

Plates I to X[edit]

Plates XI to XX[edit]

Plates XXI to XXX[edit]

Plates XXXI to XL[edit]

Plates XLI to XLVIII[edit]


As well as the 48 lithograph plates, the book contained 207 woodcut engravings.

Unidentified plates and engravings[edit]

These images on Wikimedia Commons have been associated with Squier and Davis, but are not yet attributed to a particular plate or engraving from Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley.