RACE AGAINST TIME
By Gordon C. Baldwin
The Story of Salvage Archaeology
Illustrated with Photographs
Ex-Library Book. Copyright: 1966.No Edition stated. A Science Survery Book Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons. Book Boards With Pictorial Cover are in Good condition with some very light edgewear & has the dustjacket flaps glued on the inside of the boards. Has library pocket & several library stamps & markings. 192 Pages. Pages are Clean & Tight with a couple of very small light soiling spots. Dustjacket is in Only Fair condition with some edge & shelf wear.
From the Flyleaf.......
Archaeologists estimate that 80% of all the prehistoric Indian ruins in the United States are located along the river valleys. With the expanding population, the leveling of huge tracts of land, and the construction of dams and consequent flooding, the greater part of these ruins will forever be destroyed. To meet this threat, there came to be a new field---salvage archaeology.
Under the direction of the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-Agency Archaeological Salvage Program took shape in 1945. This book discusses in detail the fourfold task of the salvage program and many of the specific projects now underway.