Surface Archaeology of Ixtlan del Rio, Nayarit

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Author: Gifford, Edward Winslow (1887-1959) from the library of Dr Paul Stanley Martin

Year: 1950

Publisher: University of California Press

Place: Berkeley

Description:

viii+[183]-301 pages with 30 plates, figures, maps, tables and bibliography. Royal octavo (10 1/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 43, number 2. From the library of Dr Paul S Martin First edition.

E W Gifford devoted his life to studying California Indian ethnography as a professor of anthropology and director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.Born in Oakland, he became an assistant curator of ornithology at the California Academy of Sciences after graduating from high school; he never attended college. He joined the University of California's Museum of Anthropology in 1912 as an assistant curator, becoming a curator in 1925 and a professor in 1945. Working in close association with the preeminent leader in California anthropology, Alfred L. Kroeber, Gifford produced more than 100 publications. His numerous contributions to salvage ethnography have left an invaluable record of the state's disappearing native cultures. He developed the University's Museum of Anthropology into a major U.S. institution with its major field research and collections.

Dr Paul Sidney Martin (1899-1974) was an American anthropologist and archaeologist. A lifelong associate of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Martin studied pre-Columbian cultures of the Southwestern United States. He excavated more than a hundred archaeological sites, starting with the groundbreaking seven-season expedition to the Montezuma County, Colorado in 1930–1938. His research passed through three distinct stages: field archaeology of the Anasazi Pueblo cultures of Colorado in the 1930s, studies of the Mogollon culture in 1939–1955 and the New Archaeology studies in 1956–1972. Martin was elected President of the Society for American Archaeology and awarded the 1968 Alfred Vincent Kidder Award of the American Anthropological Association.

Condition:

Martin's name on front wrapper, spine sunned, corners bumped, light edge wear. A very good copy.


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