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Joseph Cramer photographs of Aleutian Island archeological specimens collected by Oscar T. Lewis

Photographer:
Cramer, Joseph  Search this
Names:
Lewis, Oscar T. (artifact collector)  Search this
Extent:
41 prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
Photographs
Place:
Shemya Island (Alaska)
Alaska -- Antiquities
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and notes made by Joseph Cramer documenting archeological work of Oscar T. Lewis. They include images of bone, ivory, and stone tools and human skeletal remains, collected by Oscar T. Lewis on the southeast side of Shemya Island, Semichi Island Group of the Aleutian Islands.
Biographical/Historical note:
Oscar T. Lewis was a self-taught archeologist who worked as foreman on excavations in the United States. He was foreman of the Works Project Administration excavation of Pictograph Cave and Glendive in the 1930s and 1940s. Additionally, Lewis worked in the 1940s as foreman during the construction of a filtration plant at the United States Air Force base on the southeast shore of Semya Island, Aleutian Islands. When the construction exposed an archeological site, Lewis conducted preliminary excavations. In 1953, Lewis gave his collection of artifacts to his friend, Joseph Cramer, a mining geologist interested archeology and American Indians. Lewis died in 1963.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 92-11, USNM ACC 390872
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Pictured specimens and others collected by Oscar T. Lewis held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 390872.
The Museum of the Rockies in Montana holds the Joseph L. Cramer and Oscar T. Lewis Collection of artifacts found in Eastern Montana.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 92-11, Joseph Cramer photographs of Aleutian Island archeological specimens collected by Oscar T. Lewis, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-11
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-92-11

Hammerstone

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Hammer Stone
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542223-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297239

Abraders

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Abrader
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542224-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297240

Knife Handle

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Knife Handle
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542225-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297241

Wedges

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Wedge
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542226-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297242

Fire-Drill

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Fire Drill
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542227-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297243

Harpoon Points, Unilateral

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542228-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297244

Harpoon Points, Bilateral

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542229-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297245

Lance Part

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Lance
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542230-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297246

Fishhook Barbs

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Fishhook
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542231-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297247

Fishhook Shafts

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Fishhook
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542232-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297248

Awl

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Awl
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542233-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297249

Bird ulna

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeofauna
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542234-0
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Archaeobiology
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297250

Pins

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Pin
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542235-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297251

Bead

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Bead
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542236-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297252

Tubes

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Tube
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542237-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297253

Whalebone Worked

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Whalebone
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542238-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297254

Jaw Fragment Worked

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Mandible
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542239-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297255

Bone Worked

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Bone Modified
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542240-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297256

Mandible fragment, aff. seal

Donor Name:
Joseph L. Cramer  Search this
Collector:
Oscar T. Lewis  Search this
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeofauna
Place:
Shemya Island, Attu Quad / Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991-Oct-18
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
390872
USNM Number:
A542242-0
See more items in:
Archaeobiology
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8297258

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