SIA3725: Frederic Ward Putnam (1839-1915)

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Frederic Ward Putnam was given the name of "Father of American Archaeology" because of his efforts to define a scientific method for American archaeology. He became the curator of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology in 1875. He purchased the Serpent Mound and turned it into a public park.

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