Indian History Sacrifices to Progress
Creators:Murphy, James L., 1941-
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Publisher:The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Citation:James L. Murphy, "Indian History Sacrifices to Progress," The Explorer 10, no. 1 (1968): 18-20.
Although the archeologist is often thought to live entirely in the past, oblivious to all around him and preoccupied solely with long-dead cultures, there is at least one aspect of today’s world which he cannot ignore. The much-publicized “population explosion” is fraught with significance for the archeologist, for housing developments and industrial expansion have destroyed many of the best archeological sites in America, and this destruction is spiralling upward at an ever-increasing rate. Unless matters take a turn for the better – which seems extremely unlikely – the archeologist may become as extinct as the alchemist.
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