Group portrait of attendees at the Fourth Southeastern Archaeological Conference outside the entrance to a burial mound at Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia.
The Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) was founded in the 1930s due to the increase in federally-funded archaeological work in the region during that time. They held their first meeting in May 1938 and started a newsletter of papers and research notes in 1939. John Canfield Ewers, also depicted in the portrait, was the acting superintendent of the Ocmulgee National Monument at the time. Ewers was appointed Associate Curator of the Division of Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum in 1945, and later served as director for the museum.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-36
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Southeastern Archaelogical Conference records.
The National Anthropological Archives holds the papers of John Canfield Ewers.
Additional photographs of Ewers can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 79-44, Photo Lot 86-68 (7) and Negative MNH 1530.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo lot 82-36, Photograph of Southeastern Archaeological Conference, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution