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Tree rings as indicators of ecosystem health [editor] Timothy E. Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Timothy E  Search this
Physical description:
210 pages illustrations, maps 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Congrès
Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
University Park, Pa
Date:
1995
1993
Topic:
Forest health  Search this
Forest ecology  Search this
Tree-rings  Search this
Plant indicators  Search this
Forêts--Santé  Search this
Écologie forestière  Search this
Arbres--Cernes  Search this
Plantes indicatrices  Search this
Jahresring  Search this
Ökologie  Search this
bosbouw  Search this
forestry  Search this
achteruitgang, bossen  Search this
forest decline  Search this
levensvatbaarheid  Search this
viability  Search this
analyse  Search this
analysis  Search this
jaarringonderzoek m.b.v. boorspanen  Search this
increment boring  Search this
ecosystemen  Search this
ecosystems  Search this
planten  Search this
Plants  Search this
bossen  Search this
forests  Search this
leeftijdsbepaling  Search this
age determination  Search this
jaarringen  Search this
growth rings  Search this
Forest Damage and Protection  Search this
Bosschade en -bescherming  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478623

A Dendrochronological Study in South-Central Idaho

Creator:
Pearson, Robert H.  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (viii + 66)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Printed material
Place:
Idaho -- Antiquities
Jimmy Smith Lake (Custer County, Idaho) -- Archeology -- Tree Ring Dating
Date:
June, 1978
Restrictions:
Item in off site storage. Contact archives for information on availability.
Collection Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Printed material
Citation:
Cite as for book.
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Archaeology reports and related material collection
Archaeology reports and related material collection / Reports and related material
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38868346d-0615-4b75-9aa2-d8c9f8e80d18
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-028-ref413

A Dendrochronological Study in South-Central Idaho

Creator:
Pearson, Robert H.  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (viii + 66)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Printed material
Place:
Idaho -- Antiquities
Jimmy Smith Lake (Idaho) -- Archeology
Big Southern Butte (Arco Desert, Idaho) -- Archeology
Hawley Mountain (Idaho) -- Archeology
Sheep Mountain (Idaho) -- Archeology
Date:
June 1978
Scope and Contents:
Archaeological Reports #15 of the Idaho Museum of Natural History
Restrictions:
Item in off site storage. Contact archives for information on availability.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Printed material
Citation:
Cite as for book.
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Archaeology reports and related material collection
Archaeology reports and related material collection / Reports and related material
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw347ff19c6-bf5f-4a93-94ef-b3e7c2324e5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-028-ref734

A Dendrochronological Study of the Origin of Driftwood in Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, N.W.T., Canada

Author:
Eggertsson, Ólafur  Search this
Laeyendecker, Dosia  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1995
Citation:
Eggertsson, Ólafur and Laeyendecker, Dosia. 1995. "A Dendrochronological Study of the Origin of Driftwood in Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, N.W.T., Canada." Arctic and Alpine Research, 27, (2) 180–186. https://doi.org/10.2307/1551900.
Identifier:
136492
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.2307/1551900
ISSN:
0004-0851
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_136492

Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel papers

Creator:
Wedel, Mildred Mott  Search this
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996  Search this
Names:
American Antiquity  Search this
Extent:
13 Items (2 oversize boxes, 7 printing blocks, and 4 map drawers. )
51 Linear feet (115 document boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 5x6x2.5" box, and 1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1893-1994
bulk 1930-1993
Scope and Contents:
While these papers primarily consist of Waldo's archeological work in the field and his many publications, the collection also contains Mildred's correspondence and manuscripts, most of which concern her ethnohistorical and archeological work, conferences in which she participated, and her publications, particularly those on La Harpe. Most of the material dates between 1930 and 1990.

A useful way to consider these materials is to conceptualize them as a continuum from project proposals to funding, into fieldwork materials, and ultimately toward manuscripts and publications. These texts generate reputations in academic and museum circles, in this case, drawing Waldo into various organizations and conferences throughout his career. As he rose through the ranks of the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian, his responsibilities and visibility within the museum also increased. This gradual transformation is reflected in the correspondence, organizational and administrative, and research and field work series. Because these and other facets of Waldo's career both constantly and consistently interfaced, the boundaries between the various series and types of materials contained in this collection are highly permeable. This should be kept in mind when reviewing them.

Among Waldo's correspondence are letters from A.T. Hill, F.M. Setzler, and W.D. Strong. The Organizational and Administrative Material contains material from the Department of Anthropology, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the River Basin Survey, and Tulumniu research. Also included is material from the 5th through the 44th Plains conferences, as well as material from Society for American Archaeology meetings and seminars. Writings include both published and unpublished works. The published works are mainly those by Waldo, however, there are several publications from Mildred. Many of the publications are articles from journals, such as the American Anthropologist and American Antiquity. Drafts and writing notes of both Waldo and Mildred make up the bulk of the writings series. The Research and Fieldwork Materials contains papers relating to Waldo's fieldwork on the River Basin Surveys, as well as his work in Kansas, Missouri and Michigan. In addition, there is material relating to his expert testimony in claims cases brought by the Missouri and Oto, Pawnee, and Kansa Indians (which also involved Mildred) during the 1940s and 1950s. The series of Photographs consists of lantern slides, prints, and negatives. There are extensive photographs of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, including field sites, artifacts, bones and landscape. The Personal series contains a miscellany of Waldo's materials, such as his business card and materials from his days as a study at UC Berkeley. Finally, there are several drawers of site maps, topographic maps, aeronautical maps and county maps of Kansas, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Missouri.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
The papers of Waldo Wedel and Mildred Wedel are organized into the following series: Correspondence; Organizational and Administrative Material; Writings; Research and Fieldwork Materials; Personal; Photographs; Printing Blocks; and Maps.
Biographical Note:
Waldo R. Wedel was born in Newton, Kansas in 1908. He grew up in and around Newton with Emil Haury. He graduated from Bethel Academy in 1928 and earned his B.A. at the University of Arizona in 1930. It was at Arizona that Waldo began his development as a field archeologist, working under Dean Cummings and Haury. He continued his education at University of Nebraska, where he was a student of William Duncan Strong, who trained him in Plains archeology and introduced him to the direct historical approach. Through an apprenticeship under Strong, Waldo conducted fieldwork in Signal Butte, Loup River Valley, and in eastern Nebraska during 1930-1933. After earning his M.A. in 1931, he enrolled in the doctoral program at University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1936). During his education at Berkeley, although his chief mentor was Alfred Kroeber, he was strongly influenced by the ecological ideas of geographer Carl Sauer. In the late 1930's, Wedel began to concentrate on a survey of his native Kansas, a region little known archeologically. The Kansas survey began during the field seasons of 1937 and 1938. 1n 1938, he also excavated at a Hopewell site in Platte County, Missouri. In the summer of 1946, Wedel was detailed to establish and direct the Missouri Basin Project (MBP) of the Bureau of American Ethnology's River Basin Surveys (RBS). He continued as the MBP director until 1950 and was detailed each summer to the MBP headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska. He also worked at sites in South Dakota, Colorado, and the Texas Panhandle from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Except for early work for the Nebraska Historical Society and Gila Pueblo Foundation, Waldo's institutional affiliation was with the Smithsonian Institution. In 1936, he was appointed assistant curator under Neil M. Judd in the Division of Archeology, Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum (USNM). He was made associate curator in 1942. During World War II, he was detailed for a brief period to the Military Planning Division of the Quartermaster Corps, charged with analysis of captured foreign material. In 1950, he was named curator of archeology at the USNM. In 1962, he became head curator of the Department of Anthropology, and in 1964-1965, he was acting head of the newly organized Smithsonian Office of Anthropology. He became Senior Archeologist in 1965. In 1977, he retired from what had become the Department of Anthropology in the National Museum of Natural History and became curator emeritus. He continued activity with the department until 1990 when he moved to Boulder, Colorado. He died in 1996.

Mildred Mott was born in Marengo, Iowa on September 7, 1912. She was trained in history at the University of Iowa (A.B. 1934) and in anthropology with an emphasis on archeology at the University of Chicago (M.A., 1938). She also attended University of New Mexico Jemez Field School in the summer of 1933. She conducted fieldwork under Ellison Orr at Hill Mound Group (13AM105) and Brazell's Island Bear Effigy Mound (13AM81) in Allamakee County in 1936. In the following year, she worked at the Kincaid site in Illinois. She also assisted Florence Hawley in the University of Chicago Dendrochronology Laboratory (1937-38). In 1938, she served as field director for Charles Keyes' archaeological excavation near Webster City, Iowa.

In 1939, Mildred married Waldo Wedel and afterwards accompanied him on many trips to the field. In addition, she pursued an interest in ethnohistory that she developed in school. In particular, she worked on the ethnohistory of regions where her husband was working, often taking advantage of field seasons to retrace routes of early European explorers. Thus, she carried out intensive work on French explorations in the Plains areas (particularly Jean-Baptiste Bénard, Sieur de la Harpe; Pierre-Charles Le Sueur; Claude-Charles Dutisne; and Jean-Baptiste Teuteau). She also published on Plains Caddoan origins and on the Iowa and the Wichita. In 1978-1979, under contract with the Corps of Engineers, she studied the ethnohistory of a Wichita village and French post at the Deer Creek site, Kay County, Oklahoma.

In 1974, Mildred was appointed a Smithsonian Institution research associate in anthropology. In 1985, she was one of several women honored by the American Anthropological Association for their long-time involvement in anthropology. She died in 1995.

Waldo R. Wedel (see also Appendix A: Fieldwork of Waldo R. Wedel)

1908 -- Born in Newton, Kansas

1930 -- B.A. from University of Arizona

1930-1933 -- Apprenticeship under William Duncan Strong at Signal Butte, Loup River Valley, Nebraska

1931 -- M. A. from University of Nebraska

1936 -- Assistant Curator under Neil M. Judd, Division of Archeology, Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum (USNM) Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley

1937-1938 -- Field work in Kansas

1938 -- Excavation at a Hopewell site in Platte County, Missouri

1939 -- Married Mildred Mott Wedel

1942 -- Associate Curator, Division of Archeology, Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum (USNM)

1946 -- Established Missouri Basin Project (MBP) of the Bureau of American Ethnology's River Basin Surveys (RBS), serves as Director

1946-1950 -- Served with Military Planning Division of the Quartermaster Corps

1950 -- Curator of Archeology, United States National Museum (USNM)

1962 -- Head Curator of the Department of Anthropology

1964-1965 -- Acting Head of newly organized Smithsonian Office of Anthropology

1965 -- Senior Archeologist, Smithsonian Office of Anthropology

1977 -- Curator Emeritus, retired from Department of Anthropology in the National Museum of Natural History

1977-1990 -- Continued involvement with Department of Anthropology

1990 -- Moved to Boulder, Colorado

1996 -- Died

Mildred Mott Wedel

1912 -- Born in Marengo, Iowa

1933 -- Attended University of New Mexico Jemez Field School during the summer

1934 -- A.B. from University of Iowa

1936 -- Fieldwork under Ellison Orr at Hill Mound Group (13AM105) and Brazell's Island Bear Effigy Mound (13AM81) in Allamakee County

1937 -- Fieldwork at Kincaid Site in Illinois Assisted Florence Hawley in the University of Chicago Dendrochronology Laboratory

1938 -- M.A. from University of Chicago Field director for Charles Keyes' archaeological excavation near Webster City, Iowa

1939 -- Married Waldo R. Wedel

1974 -- Research associate, Department of Anthropology in the National Museum of Natural History

1978-1979 -- Studied the ethnohistory of a Wichita village and French post at the Deer Creek site, Kay County, Oklahoma

1990 -- Moved to Boulder, Colorado

1995 -- Died
Appendix A: Fieldwork of Waldo R. Wedel:
This timeline was created by Waldo R. Wedel in the 1990s.

1929 -- Place: Arizona (Turkey Hill Pueblo, near Flagstaff)Organizational Affiliation: University of Arizona field party (BC)

1930 -- Place: Nebraska, eastern and southern (Rock Bluffs, Gates, Dooley, Hill sites)Organizational Affiliation: University of Nebraska field party (WDS)Reported in: Strong, W. D. 1935. An Introduction to Nebraska Archeology. SMC 93:10.

1931 -- Place: Nebraska, Loup valley (Burkett, Gray‑Wolfe, Sweetwater sites)Organizational Affiliation: University of Nebraska field party leaderReported in: Dunlevy, M. L. 1936. A Comparison of the Cultural Manifestations of the Burkett (Nance County) and Gray‑Wolfe (Colfax County) sites.Reported in: Chapters in Nebraska Archeology, pp. 147‑247.Reported in: Champe, J. L. 1936. The Sweetwater Culture Complex. Chapters in Nebraska Archeology, pp. 249‑299.

1932 -- Place: Nebraska (Signal Butte) and South Dakota (Leavenworth)Organizational Affiliation: Bureau of American Ethnology (WDS)Reported in: Strong, W. D. 1935. An Introduction to Nebraska Archeology. SMC 93:10.Reported in: Strong, W. D. 1933. Studying the Arikara and their Neighbors on the Upper Missouri. Explor. and Field­ Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1932.

1933 -- Place: Nebraska (Medicine Creek)Organizational Affiliation: Nebraska State Historical Society (ATH)Reported in: Wedel, W. R. 1934. Preliminary Notes on the Archeology of Medicine Valley in Southwestern Nebraska. Nebraska History Magazine, 14:3:144-166. Place: Oklahoma (Comanche ethnography near Layton)Organizational Affiliation: Laboratory of Anthropology Fellow (R Linton)

1933-1934 -- Place: California (Buena Vista Lake)Organizational Affiliation: CWA relief expedition (WDS)Reported in: Wedel, W. R. 1941. Archeological Investigations at Buena Vista Lake, BAE Bulletin 130.

1934 -- Place: Nebraska and Kansas (Republican Valley; Minneapolis, Paint Creek)Organizational Affiliation: Nebraska State Historical Society (ATH)Reported in: Wedel, W. R. 1935. Reports on Field Work by the Archeological Survey of the Nebraska State Historical Society, May 1 to July 23, 1934. Nebraska History Magazine, 15:3:130-256.

1935 -- Place: California (Sacramento Valley: Howells Point, Redding; San Francisco Bay shellmounds)Organizational Affiliation: University of California field party leader

1936 -- Place: Nebraska (survey in Loup River drainage)Organizational Affiliation: Nebraska Historical Society and Gila Pueblo

1937 -- Place: Missouri and Kansas (Renner, Doniphan, Manhattan)Organizational Affiliation: U. S. National Museum field party leaderReported in: Wedel, W. R. 1943. Archeological Investigations in Platte and Clay Counties, Missouri. U.S.N.M., Bulletin 183.Reported in: Wedel, W. R. 1959. An IntroductionReported in: To Kansas Archeology. Bur. Amer. Ethnology, Bulletin 174.

1938 -- Place: Missouri, Colorado (Steed-Kisker, vault mounds; Purgatoire survey)Organizational Affiliation: U. S. National Museum field party leaderReported in: Wedel, W. R. 1943. Archeological Investigations in Platte and Clay Counties, Missouri. U.S.N.M., Bulletin 183.

1939 -- Place: Kansas (Scott and Lane Counties)Organizational Affiliation: U. S. National Museum field party leaderReported in: Wedel, W. R. 1959. An Introduction To Kansas Archeology. Bur. Amer. Ethnology, Bulletin 174.

1940 -- Place: Kansas (Rice and Cowley Counties)Organizational Affiliation: U. S. National Museum field party leaderReported in: Wedel, W. R. 1959. An Introduction To Kansas Archeology. Bur. Amer. Ethnology, Bulletin 174.

1943 -- Place: Mexico (La Venta)Organizational Affiliation: Smithsonian‑National Geographic Society expedition under MWSReported in: Wedel, W. R. 1952. Structural Investigations in 1943. In: La Venta, Tabasco, a Study of Olmec Ceramics and Art, by P. Drucker, BAE ‑ Bull. 153, pp. 34-79.

1946-1949 -- Place: Missouri River BasinOrganizational Affiliation: Field director Missouri Basin Project, River Basin Surveys, Smithsonian InstitutionReported in: Wedel, W. R., 1947. Prehistory and the Missouri Valley Development Program: Summary Report on the Missouri River Basin Archeological Survey in 1946. SMC. 107:6:1‑17.Reported in: Wedel, W. R. 1948. SMC 111:2.Reported in: Wedel, W. R. 1953. River Basin Surveys Papers, No. 1; BAE ‑ Bull. 154, pp. 1‑59.Reported in: Wedel, W. R. 1953. River Basin Surveys Papers, No. 2; BAE ‑ Bull. 154, pp. 61‑101.

1951 -- Place: South Dakota (39ST1)Organizational Affiliation: River Basin Surveys party chief

1952 -- Place: Wyoming (Horner site)Organizational Affiliation: Archeologist on Smithsonian-Princeton expedition.Reported in: Frison, Geo. C. and L. C. Todd, eds. I987 The Horner Site: Type Site of the Cody Cultural Complex. Ch. 2 History of the Princeton and Smithsonian Investigations. Academic Press, Orlando, Fla.

1955 -- Place: South Dakota (39ST1)Organizational Affiliation: River Basin Surveys party chief

1956 -- Place: South Dakota (39ST1)Organizational Affiliation: River Basin Surveys party chief

1957 -- Place: South Dakota (39ST203)Organizational Affiliation: River Basin Surveys party chief

1961-1962 -- Place: Littleton, Colo. (5DO201)Organizational Affiliation: Smithsonian archeological & paleont. exped. (NSF G‑17609: Lamb Spring)

1964 -- Place: Archeological investigations in Southwestern KansasOrganizational Affiliation: NSF grant GS-556

1965 -- Place: Archeological investigations in Central Kansas (Rice Co)Organizational Affiliation: NSF grant GS-556

1966-1967 -- Place: Archeological investigations in Central Kansas (Rice Co)Organizational Affiliation: NSF grant 05-556; Smithsonian Res. Award. 3301

1971 -- Place: Archeological investigations in Central Kansas (Rice Co.)

1972-1973 -- Place: Archeological investigations at Chalk Hollow, Palo Duro Canyon, TexasOrganizational Affiliation: Smithsonian Research AwardReported in: Wedel, W. R. 1975. Chalk Hollow: Culture sequence and chronology in the Texas panhandle. Proceedings, XLI International Congress of Americanists, Mexico, Sept. 2-7, 1974, pp270-278.
Related Materials:
Additional correspondence from Waldo Wedel can be found in various collections at the National Anthropological Archives, including the William Duncan Strong papers, Albert Clanton Spaulding papers, Donald Lehmer papers, Frederick Johnson papers, Manuscript 4846, Manuscript 4192, Department of Anthropology records, River Basin Surveys records, Society for American Archaeology records, Central States Anthropological Society records, and Anthropological Society of Washington records. Photographs of Waldo can be found in Photo lot 33, Photo 83-13, Photo 58, Photo Lot 85-12, Manuscript 4261(1), Negative MHT 65124, Negative 728413, and the Source Print Collection. Manuscript 7450 is a recording of Waldo and others giving a talk on the history of anthropology at the Smithsonian. See Manuscript 2011-29 for an oral history interview with Waldo, conducted by Larry Banks.

Correspondence from Mildred can be found in the Robert King Harris papers and the William Duncan Strong papers. Manuscript 7293 is a recording of the Ewers-Wedel symposium, at which Mildred was a speaker.

At the Smithsonian Institution Archives, photos of Waldo can be found in the Kjell Bloch Sandved Photographic Files and the Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Information, Productions records.
Separated Materials:
The following films were separated from the collection and transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives:

6 reels of 16MM kodachrome film-original reversal 5 reels of Medicine Creek...1947-48 (includes Boysen Camp (1947) and Brule Flat site) 1 reel of Bison Kill (Powder River) Ghost Cave near Billings, MT., 1947

The following artifacts were separated from the collection and transferred to the ethnology and archaeology collections of the Department of Anthropology:

Sherds from Peppiatt-Lyons Metal ice shoe cleats Glass beads
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel in 1990. Additional materials were donated by their son, Waldo M. Wedel in 2011.
Restrictions:
The Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel papers are open for research. Personnel files and grant proposals sent to Waldo Wedel to review are restricted. Waldo and Mildred Wedel's monographs are stored at an off-site facility.

Access to the Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Citation:
NAA.1990-20, Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1990-20
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d7ca58ad-ffbf-4771-96eb-ae42ae40ae03
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ead_collection:sova-naa-1990-20

Dendrochronology: Missouri Basin & Plains ...1960-1961

Collection Creator:
Wedel, Mildred Mott  Search this
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 85
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel papers are open for research. Personnel files and grant proposals sent to Waldo Wedel to review are restricted. Waldo and Mildred Wedel's monographs are stored at an off-site facility.

Access to the Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
NAA.1990-20, Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Waldo R. Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel papers / Series 4: Research and Fieldwork Materials
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39ec21a91-f38f-47b8-b964-1c61a3db3cec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1990-20-ref3889

In Search of the Early Americans

Creator:
Pendry, Alan  Search this
Shell Oil Company  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (42 minutes, color sound, 1,512 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi): Chaco (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Mesa Verde (Calif.)
Pueblo Bonito Site (N.M.)
Chaco Canyon (N.M.)
North America
Date:
circa 1975
Scope and Contents:
Edited film produced by the Shell Oil Company in consultation with the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology. Film presents the theory that a prehistoric land bridge existed between Seward Peninsula and Siberia allowing the migration of man to North America. Animated scenes depict the formation of glaciers and the subsequent fall in sea level creating the landbridge. Sites depicted and discussed include Mesa Verde in Colorado, Chaco Canyon and Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico, Cahokia Mound in Illinois, and the Mississippian Mounds of southeast United States. Discussion of lifeways in the Anasazi pueblos includes tool and pottery making demonstrations. Other subjects discussed are the history of cultivation, particularly corn, and dating sites using tree rings.

Legacy keywords: Tools and implements American Indian ; Pottery American Indian ; Museum exhibits ; Dendrochronology ; Geomorphology ; Corn ; Paleography ; Pueblo Indians

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
AAK4632FA; HSFA 1976.1.1
Provenance:
Received from the Shell Oil Company in 1976.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Paleogeography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
In Search of the Early Americans, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1976.01
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc935c2a882-9dbf-4b89-a009-8ea4f191c9ac
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1976-01

Mariani Violin

Maker:
Mariani, Antonio  Search this
Physical Description:
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 7/16 in x 8 in x 4 1/4 in; 59.53125 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.795 cm
Object Name:
violin
Place Made:
Italy: Marches, Pesaro
Date made:
1640-1660
Credit Line:
Gift of Alfredo and Raquel Halegua
ID Number:
MI.79.08
Catalog number:
79.08
Accession number:
1978.2531
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Violins
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-15e9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_605506
Online Media:

Paper Tapes. Gibson Graph Comparator

Maker:
Gibson, Gordon D.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11.5 cm x 8 cm x 5 cm; 4 17/32 in x 3 5/32 in x 1 31/32 in
Object Name:
Paper Tapes
Date made:
ca 1950
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Gordon D. Gibson
ID Number:
1987.0694.03
Accession number:
1987.0694
Catalog number:
1987.0694.03
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-a287-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214330
Online Media:

Millennia-long tree-ring chronologies as records of climate variability in Finland / by Samuli Helama

Author:
Helama, Samuli  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. in various pagings : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Finland
Date:
2004
Topic:
Dendroclimatology  Search this
Paleoclimatology  Search this
Climatic changes  Search this
Dendrochronology  Search this
Call number:
QC884.2.D4 H45 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947647

Dendrochronology: Telling Time by Tree Rings

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1962
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Chronology  Search this
Trees  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Dendrochronology  Search this
Tree--rings  Search this
Hall of North American Archeology (Exhibition)  Search this
Standard number:
MNH-1021 or MNH1021
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10562

Neil M. Judd in the Lab

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Judd, Neil Merton  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
circa 1930s
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Ethnologists  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Archaeologists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-4255
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12210

Neil Judd Reconstructing Pots from Pot Shards

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Judd, Neil Merton  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Sepia; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
circa 1930s
Topic:
Artifacts  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Ethnologists  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Archaeologists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-4254 or 778
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_6426

Hall of North American Archeology, Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Archeology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1962
November 19, 1962
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44A_F10_013]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402234
Online Media:

Wood

Collector:
G. H. Smith  Search this
Donor Name:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Culture:
Historic  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeobotanical
Place:
Oahe Reservoir, Stanley County, South Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
8 Sep 1986
Collection Date:
1956
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
362299
USNM Number:
A556017-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/335c43f13-98d7-4419-a6da-db1e01dd75ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8545429

Decayed Log

Collector:
River Basin Survey  Search this
G. H. Smith  Search this
Donor Name:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Site Name:
Medicine Creek  Search this
Culture:
Historic  Search this
Object Type:
Archaeobotanical
Place:
Lyman County, South Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
8 Sep 1986
Collection Date:
1957
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
362299
USNM Number:
A571520-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Archaeobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f8d30dfd-197f-4c4c-bc18-fea613b89b5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8941006

Wood

Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Object Type:
Wood
Place:
Arizona (not certain), United States (not certain), North America (not certain)
Accession Date:
1991
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
AT20071-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3adc5ec2a-9ffa-4162-af5c-0b9d8aaf62fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8324926

Dendro (Burned Stick) Sample

Collector:
R. L. Sholkop  Search this
Donor Name:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Site Name:
Sorenson Site Rock Shelter  Search this
Maximum Unknown - Object:
15 cm
Object Type:
Dendrochronology
Place:
Upper Yellowtail Reservoir, Carbon County, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
8 Sep 1986
Collection Date:
1950: 1951: 1962-1964
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
361253
USNM Number:
A490703-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38ddb732b-3307-4324-94f0-6a58e669283c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8246935

Dendro Sample, Post Part

Collector:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Donor Name:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Site Name:
Mckensey Village Site  Search this
Culture:
Thomas Riggs Focus  Search this
Object Type:
Dendrochronology
Place:
Oahe Reservoir, Dewey County / Armstrong County, South Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
19 Mar 1986
Collection Date:
1946 to 1965
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
361237
USNM Number:
A496048-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3358312ec-9c8e-4040-8964-8e4f465d77e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8252372

Dendro Timber #1

Collector:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Donor Name:
River Basin Survey  Search this
Site Name:
John Grass Creek; Demery  Search this
Object Type:
Dendrochronology
Place:
Oahe Reservoir, Corson County, South Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
19 Mar 1986
Collection Date:
1946 to 1965
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
361237
USNM Number:
A496180-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/384a51a05-a241-4905-a48e-7db626a8cb78
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8252504

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