Author: American Anthropolgist [Frederick Webb Hodge (1864-1956) (editor)]
American Anthropologist from the library of Dr James Edwin Pearce (1868-1938)
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
579-751pp with figures and plates. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") issued in blue wrappers with black lettering to spine and wrappers. From the library of Dr James Edwin Pearce (1868-1938). New Series, Volume 7, number 4. 1st edition.
Contents: Kroeber, Systematic Nomenclature in Ethnology; Merrian, The Indian Population of California; Goddard, Mechanical Aids to the Study and Recording of Language; Dubois, Religious Ceremonies and Myths of the Mission Indians; Peabody and Moorehead, The Naming of Specimens in American Archaeology; Willoughby, A Few Ethnological Specimens Collected by Lewis and Clark; Goodman, Maya Dates; Barrett, Basket Designs of the Pomo Indians; Jones, A New Method of Preserving Specimens of Shell and Other Perishable Materials; Sparkman, Sketch of the Grammar of the Luiseno Language of California; Swanton, The Social Organization of American Tribes; Hill-Trout, Some Features of the Language of Culture of the Salish; Rust, The Obsidian Blades of California.
Known as the Father of Texas Archeology, James Edwin Pearce (1868-1939) became interested in Texas archeology in the early part of the 20th century after achieving a Masters degree in history from the University of Texas. He spent two summers at the University of Chicago which led him into the study of anthropology. From 1901 to 1915, Pearce served as Austin High School principal. In the fall of 1912 Pearce accepted a position teaching elementary courses in the Department of Institutional History and in 1914 was appointed adjunct professor of sociology without pay. This appointment eventually led him into a full time position in 1917. Two years later, under his efforts, the Department of Institutional History was changed to the Department of Anthropology. It was during the years from 1919 to 1938 that Pearce developed the first anthropology department at a university in Texas. He also worked extensively during this time acquiring anthropological and scientific collections for a state museum. He was the major factor in establishing the Texas Memorial Museum of which he became director in 1938 just prior to his death.
Wrappers detached and badly chipped, Dr James Edwin Pearce's stamp on front wrapper, internally very good. Overall a good to very good copy.