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Unio pictorum pictorum (Linnaeus, 1757)

Microhabitat Description:
Freshwater  Search this
Collector:
P. Cambridge  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Sussexshire, Chichester, England, United Kingdom
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Taxonomy:
Animalia Mollusca Bivalvia Unionidae
Published Name:
Unio pictorum pictorum (Linnaeus, 1757)
Accession Number:
187971
USNM Number:
597817
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Mollusks
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_428302

Comparative Transformation of Shape in a Rapidly Evolving Series of Structural Morphotypes of the Ostracod Bradleya

Author:
Benson, Richard H.  Search this
Sheppard, L. M.  Search this
Bate, R. H.  Search this
Robinson, E.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1982
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
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Paleobiology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_99505

From Conversations with Peter: Reminiscences of the Philosophy of P. C. Sylvester– Bradley

Author:
Benson, Richard H.  Search this
Sheppard, L. M.  Search this
Bate, R. H.  Search this
Robinson, E.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1982
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
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Paleobiology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_99506

Differential diagnosis of skeletal lesions in infectious disease

Author:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Mays, S.  Search this
Pinhasi, R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2008
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_76608

An Overview of Africanized Honey-Bee Populations: Reproduction, Diet, and Competition

Author:
Needham, G. R.  Search this
Roubik, David Ward  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1988
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_105415

Metastatic carcinoma in a leper skeleton from a Medieval cemetery in Chichester England

Author:
Manchester, K.  Search this
Lee, F.  Search this
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1991
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_101014

Donald J. Ortner Papers

Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Names:
Paleopathology Association  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthroplogy  Search this
University of Bradford  Search this
Frohlich, Bruno, 1945-  Search this
Putschar, Walter G. J., 1904-1987  Search this
Extent:
44.37 Linear Feet (96 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Place:
Virginia
England
Jordan
Peru
Date:
1963-2013
Summary:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers, dated 1963 to 2013, document his research and professional activities while working in the Division of Physical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. They primarily deal with his contributions to the field of paleopathology and his work with specimens from Bab edh-Dhra, Jordan and Chichester, England. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, files related to Ortner's publications, specimen observations and analysis, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers primarily document his projects, research, and correspondence working as a biological anthropologist in the Division of Physical Anthropology of the Department of Anthropology from 1963 until his death in 2012. The bulk of the projects represented relate to his work in paleopathology, such as the Near Eastern skeletal biology program in Jordan and the medieval skeletal disease project in England. The collection consists of notes, research materials, correspondence, data and data analysis, transcripts of specimen observations, maps, blueprints, artwork, negatives, slides, photographs, CD-Roms, floppy discs, and sound cassettes.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 8 series: Series 1. Correspondence, 1966-2012; Series 2. Subject files, 1965-2013, undated; Series 3. Near Eastern Skeletal Biology Program, 1977-2010, undated; Series 4. Medieval Skeletal Disease Project, 1988-2006, undated; Series 5. Other publications, projects, and research, 1963-2011, undated; Series 6. Professional activities, 1971-2007, undated; Series 7. Biographical and office files, 1963-2011, undated; Series 8. Artwork, 1978, undated
Biographical Note:
Donald J. Ortner was a biological anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). By the time of his death, Ortner had served in many positions at the Museum, including Acting Director (1994-1996). His areas of expertise included human paleopathology, human health in medieval England, bioarcheology of the ancient Near East, and the history and evoluton of human infectious diseases. Ortner was a founding member of the Paleopathology Association.

Ortner was born in 1938 in Stoneham, Massachusetts and arrived at the NMNH in 1963, working primarily with J. Lawrence Angel who had recently started as Curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology. While working at the Museum, Ortner completed his Master's in Anthropology in 1967 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1970. His doctoral dissertation was on The Effects of Aging and Disease on the Micromorphology of Human Compact Bone.

Ortner worked with Walter G. J. Putschar, a pathologist based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, on a series of short-courses (1971-1974) on paleopathology at the Smithsonian. During the summer of 1974, Putschar and Ortner traveled to Europe (London, Edinburgh, Zurich, Strasbourg, Vienna, Prague) studying and photographing examples of skeletal pathology in museums and other repositories. The result of this research was the book Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains published in 1981, with later editions in 1985 and 2003.

In 1977, Ortner joined the Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain directed by archaeologists Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub, focusing on the site of Bab edh-Dhra. Ortner studied the tombs and skeletons for data indicating cultural and biological changes, especially urbanization and connection to the development of other "Western civilizations." Ortner participated in two more field seasons in Bab edh-Dhra in 1979 and 1981. From his research at Bab-edh-Dhra, Ortner published many scholarly articles and recreated two tombs for the Hall of Western Civilization at NMNH.

In 1988, Ortner began his collaboration with the University of Bradford in Bradford, England, teaching short-courses on paleopathology. While a Visiting Professor at the University, he also participated in a project on human health and disease in Medieval England. The project focused on leprosy and syphilis in skeletons from St. James Hospital's leprosarium cemetery in Chichester, Wharram Perry, and Magistrates' Court in Kingston-upon-Hull. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University in 1995.

Donald J. Ortner died on April 29th, 2012 in Maryland.

Sources consulted:

Ubelaker, D. H. "Obituary: Donald J. Ortner (1938–2012)." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 149 (2012): 155–156.

Arnoldi, Mary Jo and Ann Kaupp. "Donald J. Ortner, Sr. (1939-2012)." Anthropolog: Newsletter of the Department of Anthropology, Spring 2012: 1-3.

Chronology

1938 -- Born on August 23 in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

1960 -- Received B.A. in Zoology from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland.

1963 -- Began working at the Smithsonian Institution.

1967 -- Received M.A. in Anthropology from Syracuse University.

1969 -- Promoted to Assistant Curator.

1970 -- Received Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

1971 -- Promoted to Associate Curator.

1971-1975 -- Taught part-time at the University of Maryland.

1974 -- Spent summer with Dr. Walter G. J. Putschar studying pathological specimens in Europe.

1976 -- Promoted to Curator in the Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History.

1977 -- First field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1979 -- Second field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1981 -- Third field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1988 -- Began association with the University of Bradford in Bradford, England.

1988-1992 -- Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History.

1994-1996 -- Acting Director of the National Museum of Natural History.

1995 -- Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the University of Bradford.

1999-2001 -- President of the Paleopathology Association.

2005 -- Received Eve Cockburn Award from the Paleopathology Association in recognition of his contributions in the field of paleopathology.

2012 -- Died on April 29 in Maryland.
Related Materials:
The following photo lots depicting Donald J. Ortner can be found at the NAA:

Photo Lot 7D: Photograph of attendees after American Anthropological Association annual meeting, 1965

Photo Lot 7A: Portraits made at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 1970

Photo Lot 77-45: Photograph of Smithsonian Institution physical anthropologists, circa 1977

Photo Lot 4822: Division of Physical Anthropology collection of photographs of physical anthropologists, undated

Sound recordings of Donald J. Ortner at the NAA:

John Lawrence Angel Papers, Sound Recordings, "How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey," November 9, 1981

Other collections at the NAA in which Donald J. Ortner is a correspondent or creator of material:

Records of the Department of Anthropology, 1877-1980

Department of Anthropology Annual Reports, 1920-1983

John Lawrence Angel Papers, 1930s-1980s

Three films that document Ortner's work in Bab edh-Dhra are located in the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA):

Film number 2000.9.1, The Bones of Bab edh-Dhra, ca. 1970s

Film number 2000.9.3, Bab edh-Dhra Film Project, 1970-1980

Film number 2014.3, City of the Dead, 1978

The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the original City of the Dead in Accession 05-282, Office of Telecommunications, Productions.
Provenance:
These papers were transferred to the NAA from the Department of Anthropology in 2014.
Restrictions:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers are open for research.

Access to the Donald J. Ortner Papers requires an appointment.

Requests to view forensic files are subject to review by the NAA. Forensic files can only be viewed in the National Anthropological Archives reading room. No copies are permitted unless permission is granted by the agency the report was written for.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Anthropologists -- United States  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Human remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Middle East  Search this
Scurvy  Search this
Leprosy -- Research  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Bāb edh-Dhrā Site (Jordan)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- England  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Paleopathology  Search this
Bronze age  Search this
Chichester (England)  Search this
Diseases  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2014-07
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Donald J. Ortner Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2014-07

"Skeletal Manifestations of Leprosy," Chichester, England

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Extent:
Includes hard copy of the chapter with digital surrogates on floppy disc and CD-Rom.
Container:
Box 67
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2006
Scope and Contents:
Chapter in Lepers Outside the Gate, 2008, edited by J. Magilton, F. Lee, and A. Boylston.
Restrictions:
The floppy disk and CD-Rom are restricted for preservation reasons.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref277

"Metastatic Carcinoma in a Leper Skeleton from a Medieval Cemetery in Chichester, England"

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Extent:
Includes hard copies of case report and drafts of article with digital surrogates on 4 floppy discs.
Container:
Box 69
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Restrictions:
The floppy discs are restricted for preservation reasons.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref297

Medieval Skeletal Disease Project

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-2006, undated
Scope and Contents:
This series, dated 1988 to 2006 and undated, consists of notes, data, publications, grant applications, maps, photographs, and negatives related to Ortner's Medieval Skeletal Disease Project in collaboration with Brian Connell. Most of the data and observations are from specimens from the Leprosarium cemetery in Chichester, England, held in the Biological Anthropology Research Centre of the University of Bradford.

Ortner also collected notes and data on skeletons from Wharram Percy, Hull Magistrates Court, and Blackfriars in Gloucester. Grant applications submitted by Ortner to the Smithsonian Scholarly Studies program, 1993-1994, and to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1997-1998, are also included.
Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2014-07, Series 4
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Donald J. Ortner Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref404

Found: A Second Parchment Copy of the Declaration of Independence

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:50:57 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_35cc0ec262591791bf5136df17ebd540

Lepers outside the gate : excavations at the cemetery of the Hospital of St. James and St. Mary Magdalene, Chichester, 1986-87 and 1993 / edited by John Magilton, Frances Lee and Anthea Boylston ; with contributions by Margaret Judd ... [et al.]

Author:
Magilton, J. R  Search this
Lee, Frances  Search this
Boylston, Anthea  Search this
Council for British Archaeology  Search this
Subject:
Hospital of St. James and St. Mary Magdalene (Chichester, England)  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 294 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Chichester
Chichester (England)
Date:
2008
To 1500
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Leprosy--History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DA690.C53 L47 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_921963

St. Richard of Chichester, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Seidenberg, Jean Jacob 1930-  Search this
Subject:
Richard, Saint, Bishop of Chichester  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
St. Richard Catholic Church 1242 Lynnwood Drive Jackson Mississippi 39206
Date:
Ca. 1965-1967
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Religion--Christianity  Search this
Object--Other--Container  Search this
Control number:
IAS MS000063
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_316588

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