Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936

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American amateur archaeologist who worked in the Southeastern United States.

From the description of Field notes, 1891-1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155480793

Clarence B. Moore was a wealthy amateur archaeologist from Philadelphia who crisscrossed the rivers of the southeast each year in his steam-powered paddleboat, the Gopher, excavating sites near the shores in states ranging from Alabama to Tennessee. During his twenty years of investigations, Moore explored an astounding number of archaeological sites. He published the results of his investigations regularly, translating the field notes he kept in small journals into the larger, neatly written notebooks that he later used as the basis for his publications. During his excavations, Moore uncovered many artifacts associated with Indian burials that later ended up in museums. These artifacts are now subject to repatriation by tribal members working to reclaim their sacred heritage. Natives and non-natives alike rely on Moore's "Field Notes," which can provide important clues about the history of an artifact, helping to further repatriation claims.

From the description of Clarence Bloomfield Moore collection, 1891-1918. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 67615673

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Haynes, Henry W. (Henry Williamson), 1831-1912. Henry W. Haynes papers, 1805-1912. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Moore, Clarence B. Field notes, 1891-1918. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936. Clarence Bloomfield Moore collection, 1891-1918. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Records, 1860-1983, 1890-1980 (bulk). National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). Archive Center
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIi, 1897 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Calhoun, W. C. Estate account books, 1879-1895. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
referencedIn George G. Heye autograph collection, 1886-1928 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Clarence Bloomfield Moore collection, 1891-1918. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn George G. Heye autograph collection, 1886-1928 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Clarence B.(Clarence Bloomfield), Moore 1852-1936. person
associatedWith George G.(George Gustav), Heye 1874-1957. person
associatedWith Haynes, Henry W. (Henry Williamson), 1831-1912. person
associatedWith Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957. person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, Milo G. person
associatedWith Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Rossignol, George W. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Middle West
Mississippi
Arkansas
Tennessee
Arkansas
United States
Texas
Illinois
Georgia
Illinois
Florida
South Carolina
Mississippi River
Louisiana
Missouri
Texas
Southern States
Alabama
Missouri
Kentucky
Mississippi
Georgia
Indiana
Indiana
Tennessee
South Carolina
Alabama
United States
Louisiana
Kentucky
Coosa River (Ga. and Ala.)
Florida
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Mound builders
Indians of North America--Antiquities
Scientific expeditions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Indians of North America--Dwellings
Indians of North America--Funeral customs and rites
Indians of North America
Archaeologists
Archaeology--Dictionaries
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Archaeologists
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Birth 1852-01-14

Death 1936-03-24

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