Nature & Antiquities offers readers an episodic history of the pre-Columbian Americas as it emerged in the writings of a wide range of actors over centuries. Guiding readers through the fluid intellectual space in which antiquities and nature were assigned meanings that mattered for contemporaries, this collection is a welcome addition to the global history of the sciences.
—H. Glenn Penny, Professor of History, University of Iowa
A fascinating collection of fine-grained studies that examine the relationship of archaeology in the Americas to the biographical, historical, political and epistemological conditions that shaped its development over two centuries. Anyone wishing to understand the subtleties of archaeology in the contexts of colonialism, nation-building and natural science would do well to start with this book.
—Curtis M. Hinsley, co-author of Frank Hamilton Cushing and the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition