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Copelemur australotutus Beard, 1988

Collector:
Frank L. Pearce  Search this
Type Citation:
Beard, K. 1988. New notharctine primate fossils from the early Eocene of New Mexico and southern Wyoming and the phylogeny of Notharctinae. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 75: 439-469.
Type Status:
holotype
Place:
Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
11 Aug 1953
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Synapsida Mammalia Eutheria Euarchonta Primates Notharctidae Notharctinae
Published Name:
Copelemur australotutus Beard, 1988
USNM Number:
V22261
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Paleogeneral
Types: Mammals Terrestrial
Mammalia Primary Type
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b99561ca-23b5-48b8-9524-215d0b06229a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3587363
Online Media:

Incidence of separate neural arch in the lumbar vertebrae of Eskimos

Author:
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1931
Citation:
Stewart, T. Dale. 1931. "Incidence of separate neural arch in the lumbar vertebrae of Eskimos." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 16, (1) 51–62.
Identifier:
120179
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_120179

Morphometric segregation of commingled remains using the femoral head and acetabulum

Author:
London, M.  Search this
Hunt, David R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
London, M. and Hunt, David R. 1998. "Morphometric segregation of commingled remains using the femoral head and acetabulum." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 105 (Supplement 26): 152. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-8644(1998)26+<148::AID-AJPA13>3.0.CO;2-U.
Identifier:
155742
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-8644(1998)26+<148::AID-AJPA13>3.0.CO;2-U
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_155742

Dental caries in Peruvian skulls

Author:
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1931
Citation:
Stewart, T. Dale. 1931. "Dental caries in Peruvian skulls." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 15, (2) 315–326.
Identifier:
120168
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_120168

The influence of the sexual factor upon the cephalic index. Craniometric studies, No. 20

Author:
Cameron, John  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1929
Citation:
Cameron, John. 1929. "The influence of the sexual factor upon the cephalic index. Craniometric studies, No. 20." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 13, (1) 171–176.
Identifier:
120152
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_120152

North-American Indian Population-Size, Ad 1500 to 1985

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1988
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 1988. "North-American Indian Population-Size, Ad 1500 to 1985." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 77, (3) 289–294.
Identifier:
76213
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_76213

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34f215cb8-26a6-4988-9af5-a94af54f4ac3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2014-07

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-2001
Series Restrictions:
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.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Donald J. Ortner Papers
Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 2: Subject files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw308bf7442-ee09-4f69-8b2b-d3d3baf2aeb2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref338

The biological anthropology database legacy of Richard L. Jantz

Author:
Hunt, David R.  Search this
Ousley, Stephen D.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2013
Citation:
Hunt, David R. and Ousley, Stephen D. 2013. "The biological anthropology database legacy of Richard L. Jantz." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supl. 56 154–155.
Identifier:
138533
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_138533

Dental attrition and disease in several Pacific Ocean Island populations - Jomonese, Ainu, Maori and Aleut

Author:
Sakashita, R.  Search this
Inoue, N.  Search this
Kamegai, T.  Search this
Hunt, David R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Sakashita, R., Inoue, N., Kamegai, T., and Hunt, David R. 1998. "Dental attrition and disease in several Pacific Ocean Island populations - Jomonese, Ainu, Maori and Aleut." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 105 (Supplement 26: Abstracts from the sixty‐seventh annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Salt Lake City, Utah March 31–April 4, 1998): 193.
Identifier:
155743
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_155743

Obituary: Lucile E. St. Hoyme

Author:
Hunt, David R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2004
Citation:
Hunt, David R. 2004. "Obituary: Lucile E. St. Hoyme." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 123, (2) 103–105.
Identifier:
21082
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_21082

Evidence of probable scurvy in subadults from archeological sites in North America

Author:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Butler, W.  Search this
Cafarella, J.  Search this
Milligan, L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2001
Citation:
Ortner, Donald J., Butler, W., Cafarella, J., and Milligan, L. 2001. "Evidence of probable scurvy in subadults from archeological sites in North America." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 114, (4) 343–351.
Identifier:
76075
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_76075

First hominoid from the Miocene of Ethiopia and the evolution of the catarrhine elbow

Author:
Richmond, Brian G.  Search this
Fleagle, J. G.  Search this
Kappelman, J.  Search this
Swisher, C. C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Richmond, Brian G., Fleagle, J. G., Kappelman, J., and Swisher, C. C. 1998. "First hominoid from the Miocene of Ethiopia and the evolution of the catarrhine elbow." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 105, (3) 257–277.
Identifier:
76124
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_76124

Quaternary Paleoecology - Birks,hjb, Birks,hh

Author:
Behrensmeyer, Anna K.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1982
Citation:
Behrensmeyer, Anna K. 1982. [Book review] "Quaternary Paleoecology - Birks,hjb, Birks,hh." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 58, (1), 119–120.
Identifier:
76405
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_76405

Sex differences in anthropoid mandibular canine lateral enamel formation

Author:
Guatelli-Steinberg, Debbie  Search this
Ferrell, Rebecca J.  Search this
Spence, Jennifer  Search this
Talabere, Tiffany  Search this
Hubbard, Amelia  Search this
Schmidt, Stacey  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2009
Citation:
Guatelli-Steinberg, Debbie, Ferrell, Rebecca J., Spence, Jennifer, Talabere, Tiffany, Hubbard, Amelia, and Schmidt, Stacey. 2009. "Sex differences in anthropoid mandibular canine lateral enamel formation." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 140, (2) 216–233. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.21047.
Identifier:
80053
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.21047
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_80053

A New Measure of Growth Efficiency: Skull Base Height

Author:
Angel, J. Lawrence  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1982
Citation:
Angel, J. Lawrence. 1982. "A New Measure of Growth Efficiency: Skull Base Height." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 58, (3) 297–305.
Identifier:
93977
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_93977

Colonial to Modern Skeletal Change in the U.S.A

Author:
Angel, J. Lawrence  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1976
Citation:
Angel, J. Lawrence. 1976. "Colonial to Modern Skeletal Change in the U.S.A." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 45, (3) 723–736.
Identifier:
94387
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_94387

Introduction to Symposium in Honor of T. Dale Stewart (ed. J. L. Angel.)

Author:
Angel, J. Lawrence  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1976
Citation:
Angel, J. Lawrence. 1976. "Introduction to Symposium in Honor of T. Dale Stewart (ed. J. L. Angel.)." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 45, (3) 519–530.
Identifier:
94388
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_94388

Skeletal Growth of the Protohistoric Ankara

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Merchant, Virginia L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1977
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. and Merchant, Virginia L. 1977. "Skeletal Growth of the Protohistoric Ankara." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 46, (1) 61–72.
Identifier:
94390
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_94390

T. Aidan Cockburn, 1912–1981: A Memorial

Author:
Angel, J. Lawrence  Search this
Zimmerman, M. R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1982
Citation:
Angel, J. Lawrence and Zimmerman, M. R. 1982. "T. Aidan Cockburn, 1912–1981: A Memorial." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 58 121–122.
Identifier:
96797
ISSN:
0002-9483
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_96797

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