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Hannah Marie Wormington Papers

Creator:
Wormington, Hannah Marie  Search this
Extent:
25.8 Linear Feet (58 boxes, 1 oversized, 1 lantern slide tray)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Place:
Colorado -- Archeology
Date:
1930-1993
Summary:
The Hannah Marie Wormington papers, 1930-1993, document her professional career as an archeologist through correspondence, film, grant proposals, lantern slides, lecture notes, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, presentations, publications, reports, slides, and sound recordings, including her field work at the Folsom Site.
Scope and Contents:
Wormington's papers consist of correspondence, field notes and affiliated materials, lecture notes, manuscripts, photographs, professional, teaching materials, and writings by her students and colleagues. The papers reflect many aspects of Wormington's professional life including her archaeological work, professional development and teaching career, although there is relatively little concerning her curatorial work at the Denver Museum of Natural History. Correspondents include James M. Adovasio, Larry D. Agenbroad, George Agogino, Robert Ashton, Marie Madeleine Baboulet John O. Brew, Alan L. Bryan, E. Stephen Cassells, John L. Cotter, Richard D. Daugherty, Richard G. Forbis, George C. Frison, F.M. Fryxell, Julian Hayden, C. Vance Haynes, William N. Irving, Henry Irwin, Cynthia Irwin-Williams, Elaine Johnson, Ruthann Knudson, L.S.B. Leakey, Barbara Purdy, Bruce E. Rippeteau, Richard Shulter, Dennis J. Stanford, Christie G. Turner, Sol Tax, and Sharon Young.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 9 series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Site files; 3. Lecture notes/Teaching notes; 4. Wormington publications; 5. Professional organizations; 6. Papers written by others; 7. Articles; 8. Miscellaneous; 9. Audiovisual collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Hannah Marie Wormington was born in Denver, Colorado in 1914. She studied archaeology with E.B. Renaud and earned a B.A. from the University of Denver in 1935. After graduating from college, she traveled to France where she worked under Henri Martin at a Paleolithic excavation in the Dordogne. She retained an interest in French archaeology. Returning to Denver from her studies abroad, she was hired by the Denver Museum of Natural History as a staff archaeologist. In 1937, she became curator of archaeology, establishing the museum's status as an important center for Paleo-Indian research. She remained at the museum until 1968. She received her doctorate in 1954, becoming the first Harvard (Radcliffe) female Ph.D. to specialize in archaeology.

While at the Denver Museum of Natural History, she cataloged the Lindenmeier material in the collection (1936) and excavated the Johnson Site (a Folsom camp) near La Porte, Colorado. Starting in 1937, she excavated a series of rock shelters in Montrose County, Colorado, Grand County, Utah, and Mesa County, Colorado. She surveyed prehistoric migration routes of ancient hunters in the Province of Alberta, Canada in 1955 and1956. In the 1960s, she worked at the Frazier Agate Basin site and with Joe Ben Wheat at the Jurgens Cody site at the Jurgens Cody site in Weld County, Colorado. She also served as a consultant on an excavation of mammoth and associated material in the Valley of Mexico (1952) and of a human skeleton near Turin, Iowa (1955); excavations at Onion Portage, Alaska (1963), the Scottsbluff butchering site near Chadron, Nebraska (1971), and Hot Springs Mammoth Site, South Dakota (1977). Wormington also served as a visiting or adjunct professor with Arizona State University, Colorado College, the University of Colorado, and the University of Wyoming.

Wormington became the first women president of the Society for American Archaeology in 1967. She received many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1970, Colorado's State Archaeologist's Award in 1977, an Honorary Doctorate from Colorado State University in 1977, and the Society of American Archaeology's Distinguished Service Award in 1983.

Hannah Marie Wormington was an American archaeologist known for her study of Paleo-Indians in the Southwest. She contributed greatly to the body of research of prehistoric cultures; among those were the Fremont of Utah, and the Uncompahgre of Colorado. Her most significant publications were Ancient Man in North America (1939b) and Prehistoric Indians of the Southwest (1947). Both are considered classics for synthesizing an incredible amount of data on the subject of Prehistoric Indians.
Restrictions:
The Hannah Marie Wormington papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Paleolithic -- Tools  Search this
Paleoindian  Search this
Folsom culture  Search this
Archeology -- Colorado  Search this
Caves  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Citation:
Hannah Marie Wormington Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1995-19
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1995-19

Folsom Point

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Length, Maximum:
7.2cm
Width, Maximum:
2.3cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.6cm
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1934
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
USNM Number:
A576741-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_10378903

Folsom Point Frag.

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440282-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8193921

Retouched Flakes

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Flake Modified
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440288-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8193959

Folsom Point Frag.

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440290-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8193962

Retouched Flakes

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Flake
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440298-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8193982

Misc. Chips, Cores And Tool Frag.

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Flake/Tool / Core
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440302-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8193986

Large Scraper

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Scraper
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440305-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8193989

Frag. Of Folsom Point

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440313-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8193997

Frag. Of Folsom Point

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440314-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8193998

Heavy Flake, Slightly Worked Graver

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Graver
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440319-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194004

Blade Fragments

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Blade
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440320-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194005

Large Flakes

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Flake
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440322-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194007

Scraper: Semi Lunate Edge

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Scraper
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440332-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194017

Frag. Of Large Blade Or Scraper

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Blade
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440336-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194021

Worked "Flint"

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Flint
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440339-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194024

Channel Flake

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Flake
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440340-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194025

Blade Fragment

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Blade
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440349-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194034

Folsom Point Frag.

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Point
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440352-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194038

Channel Flakes

Site Name:
Lindenmeier Site  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank H. Roberts Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Folsom Complex  Search this
Object Type:
Flake
Place:
Larimer County, Colorado, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1965-Mar-02
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
259015
USNM Number:
A440353-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8194041

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