Footage duplicates [Frank Roberts' Footage of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, c. 1932] refer to 86.12.4 RF, [Frank Roberts' Footage of Allantown, Arizona, 1930-1933] refer to 86.12.3 1-2 RF, [Frank Roberts' Footage of Shiloh National Military Park, Tennesee, c. 1933-1934] refer to 86.12.2 RF, and [Frank Roberts' Footage of Zuni, New Mexico, c. 1931] refer to 86.12.5 RF. Also contains footage of the Smithsonian sponsored Missouri River Basin Salvage Archaeology Project conducted by Frank H.H. Roberts. Documented are the large-scale excavations at the Lindenmeier site in northern Colorado. Evidence for PaleoIndian occupation of the area shown in the film includes fossilized bison skeletal remains and Folsom projectile points. For further description, see entries of the four titles listed above. This footage forms part of the Smithsonian Institution River Basin Surveys Records in the National Anthropological Archives.
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The Human Studies Film Archives also holds the Frank Harold Hanna Roberts, Jr. films (HSFA.1986.12), which contain his films documenting archaeological field work in the Tennessee and Arizona, Zuni pueblo and the surrounding landscape in New Mexico, and Chichen Itza in Mexico.
Transferred from the National Anthropological Archives in 1983.
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