The Archaeology of the Donner Party

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University of Nevada Press, 1997 - History - 156 pages
The Archaeology of the Donner Party offers a new interpretation of the history of the Donner Party, based on the careful analysis of recently discovered artifacts. By supplementing the documentary record with the fruits of their scientific interpretation of physical remains, Hardesty and his colleagues not only provide exciting new information about the Donner Party but suggest promising avenues for further research.

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About the author (1997)

Donald L. Hardesty is Mamie Kleberg Professor of Historic Preservation and Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author or editor of six other books.

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