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Prehistoric tuberculosis in the Americas / edited by Jane E. Buikstra

Author:
Buikstra, Jane E  Search this
American Association of Physical Anthropologists  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congress
Place:
America
Americas
Date:
1981
©1981
Topic:
Tuberculosis--History  Search this
Indians--Diseases--History  Search this
Paleopathology  Search this
Indians--Diseases  Search this
Tuberculosis  Search this
Tuberculosis--history  Search this
Call number:
RC310 .P74 1981
Restrictions & Rights:
Current Copyright Fee: GBP17.50 0. Uk
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138997

Disease and demography in the Americas / edited by Douglas H. Ubelaker and John W. Verano

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H  Search this
Verano, John W  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
x, 294 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
America
Date:
1992
Topic:
Indians--Anthropometry  Search this
Indians--Diseases  Search this
Indians--Population  Search this
Paleopathology  Search this
Epidemics--History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433017

Human paleopathology

Collection Creator:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939
Collection Restrictions:
The Thomas Dale Stewart papers are open for research.
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Collection Citation:
Thomas Dale Stewart Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-1988-33-ref471

Paleopathology in South American Mummies- M.J. Allison and E. Gerzten

Collection Creator:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
The Thomas Dale Stewart papers are open for research.
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Collection Citation:
Thomas Dale Stewart Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Dale Stewart Papers / Series 3: Writings and Research
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National Anthropological Archives
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Paleopathology: primitive surgery

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

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Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 18: Division of Physical Anthropology / 18.1: Correspondence
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref4651

Paleopathology references

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
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Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records / Series 18: Division of Physical Anthropology / 18.1: Correspondence
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National Anthropological Archives
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Marcus S. Goldstein photograph collection from University of Texas and Louisiana State University

Creator:
Goldstein, Marcus S. (Marcus Solomon), 1906-  Search this
Names:
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)  Search this
University of Texas  Search this
Depicted:
Goldstein, Marcus S. (Marcus Solomon), 1906-  Search this
Kelley, J. Charles, 1913-1997  Search this
Krieger, Alex D. (Alex Dony), 1911-1991  Search this
Extent:
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1939-1940
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of snapshots, including images of Alex Dony Krieger, Charles Kelley, William Benjamin Newell, and Marcus Goldstein. There are also views of the University of Texas Laboratory of Physical Anthropology, a site at Marshall Ford, and an Indian mound on the Louisiana State University campus.
Biographical/Historical note:
Marcus Solomon Goldstein (1906-1997) was a physical anthropologist specializing in paleopathology, a public health analyst, and pioneer of dental anthropology. He received his BA and MA from George Washington University and a PhD from Columbia University. Following graduation, he worked as an aide to Ales Hrdlicka of the United States National Museum in 1927. After World War II, Goldstein started on a career in various govermnent agencies, including the US Public Health Service, National Institutes of Mental Health, and the Social Security Administration. He moved to Israel in 1971, where he joined the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. In 1987 he was given the Distinguished Service Award of the the Israel Association of Anthropology.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 7B
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Marcus Solomon Goldstein Papers 1940-1960s and photographs by Goldstein in Photo Lot 24.
Additional photographs of Goldstein held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 7A and Photo Lot 4822.
Correspondence from Goldstein held in the National Anthorpological Archives in the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. Papers, Ales Hrdlicka Papers, and John Lawrence Angel Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 7B, Marcus S. Goldstein photograph collection from University of Texas and Louisiana State University, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.7B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-7b

"Paleopathology of the La Purisima Mission Indian population" draft

Collection Creator:
Walker, Phillip L., 1947-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Phillip Walker papers are open for research.

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.

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Collection Citation:
Phillip Walker papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Phillip Walker papers / Series 1: California projects and research / 1.1: Project and research files / SBa-520 (Purisima):
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-08-ref202

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.
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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
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Chapter 3: Background data in paleopathology

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Container:
Box 74
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999
Series Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers
Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research / Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains revised edition:
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref162

Paleopathology McGraw-Hill chapter

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Container:
Box 76
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2010
Series Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref222

"Human Skeletal Paleopathology," International Journal of Paleopathology

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Container:
Box 76
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2010-2011
Series Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref223

"What Skeletons Tell Us: The Story of Human Paleopathology"

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Container:
Box 76
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2010-2011
Series Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref227

"Evidence of Acute infectious Disease in Human Skeletal Paleopathology"

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Series Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref234

"Case Reports on Paleopathology: Hellenistic Crete"

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Container:
Box 77
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997
Series Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref235

"Bone Growth and Paleopathology"

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Series Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref240

Paleopathological goals

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Extent:
Includes hard copy of manuscript with digital surrogate on floppy disc.
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
Restrictions:
The floppy disc is restricted for preservation reasons.
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref241

"Descriptive Methodology in Paleopathology"

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Extent:
Includes hard copy of article with digital surrogates on 2 floppy discs.
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1990
Restrictions:
The floppy discs are restricted for preservation reasons.
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref245

"Skeletal Paleopathology : Probabilities, Possibilities, and Impossibilities"

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Extent:
Includes hard copy of manuscript with digital surrogate on floppy disc.
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1992
Restrictions:
The floppy disc is restricted for preservation reasons.
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-2014-07-ref246

Paleopathology classification and terminology

Collection Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Container:
Box 78
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Series Restrictions:
The CD-Roms and floppy disks are not available for research due to preservation concerns.
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Collection Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Donald J. Ortner Papers
Donald J. Ortner Papers / Series 5: Other publications, projects, and research
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