Photographs and papers documenting the Wetherill Mesa Archeological Project in Mesa Verde National Park. The photographs depict collection and analysis of specimens, site excavation and stabilization, archeological surveying, and other activites and people associated with the project. The collection also includes the project's annual report to the National Geographic Society for 1964; the report includes status of ancillary studies, a budgetary report, and additional photographs documenting the project.
Funded by the National Park Service and the National Geographic Society, the Wetherill Mesa Archeological Project excavated 15 sites on Wetherill Mesa in Mesa Verde National Park from 1958 to 1963. Under the supervision of Douglas Osborne, the project included archeologists Alden C. Hayes, George S. Cattanach, Arthur H. Rohn Jr., J. Anthony Pomeroy, and advisors Frank H. H. Roberts Jr., Emil W. Haury, J. O. Bew, and Robert H. Lister. The project photographer was Fred E. Mang Jr., who arrived in 1961.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 134A
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Correspondence from Douglas Osborne is held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4846 and the Jesse Logan Nusbaum Papers, Donald Jayne Lehmer Papers, and Albert Clanton Spaulding Papers.
The collection is open for research.
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Photo Lot 134A, Photographs and report on the Wetherill Mesa Archeological Project, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.