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Paul Zakoian photographs of Dickson Mound burials

Creator:
Zakoian, Paul  Search this
Extent:
32 prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
Photographs
Place:
Dickson Mounds (Ill.)
Date:
circa 1964, 1976
Scope and Contents note:
Images of excavated burials at Dickson Mound site in Lewiston, Illinois.
Biographical/Historical note:
Paul Zakoian (ca. 1934-1999) was a photographer, sculptor, and educator at the Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago, Illinois. He joined the US Navy during the Korean War, training as a photographer and serving on the carrier USS Philippines. When he returned to the United States, he studied sculpture and photography at the Institute of Design. His photographs have been exhibited widely in Chicago and the American Midwest and published in periodicals, including the Chicago Tribune and New York Times.

Dickson Mounds is a large burial mound complex near Lewistown, Illinois. In 1927, chiropractor Don Dickson began to excavate the mounds on his family farm, joined by University of Chicago archaeologists in the 1930s. Instead of removing the bones from the graves they excavated, Dickson and the archeologists left the bones and associated objects in situ for viewing, first in a private and then a public museum. Amid controversy, the state closed the burial to the public on April 3, 1992, out of respect for cultural sensitivities among American Indians.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 99-26
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of the Dickson Mound Site held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Burial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 99-26, Paul Zakoian photographs of Dickson Mounds burials, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-99-26

The prehistory of Dickson Mounds : a preliminary report / by Alan D. Harn

Author:
Harn, Alan D  Search this
Physical description:
x, 137 p. : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Illinois
Dickson Mounds (Ill.)
Date:
1971
Topic:
Anthropometry  Search this
Call number:
E78.I3 H37 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839869

The prehistory of Dickson Mounds : the Dickson excavation / by Alan D. Harn

Title:
Dickson Mounds
Dickson excavation
Author:
Harn, Alan D  Search this
Illinois State Museum  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 146 p., 7 p. of plates : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Illinois
Dickson Mounds (Ill.)
Date:
1980
Topic:
Mississippian culture  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Anthropometry  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_974586

The Dickson Mounds site : an annotated bibliography / by Jane E. Buikstra and George R. Milner

Author:
Buikstra, Jane E  Search this
Milner, George R. 1953-  Search this
Illinois State Museum  Search this
Physical description:
v, 77 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
Illinois
Dickson Mounds (Ill.)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Indians of North America--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E78.I3 B85 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_977954

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