Pecos, New Mexico: Archaeological Notes

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Author: Kidder, Alfred Vincent (1885-1963) from the library of Professor Thomas N Campbell

Year: 1958

Publisher: Phillips Academy

Place: Andover

Description:

xx+360 pages with 72 illustrations, 8 tables, 5 appendices and bibliography. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Papers of the Robert S Peabody foundation for Archaeology, volume five. From the library of Professor Thomas N Campbell. First edition.

Alfred Vincent Kidder 1885-1963, American archaeologist,graduate of Harvard (B.A. 1908; Ph.D. 1914). From 1915 to 1929 he conducted excavations at Pecos, New Mexico, for the Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. This research is considered to have laid the foundation for modern archaeological field methods. In the late 1920s he started the Pecos conferences for archaeologists and ethnologists. As an associate in charge of archaeological investigations (1927-29) and as chairman of the division of historical research (1929-50) at the Carnegie Institution, he conducted a broad-scale research program in the Guatemalan highlands which established the framework of Mayan stratigraphy. In 1939 he became honorary curator of Southwestern American archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard. His writings include Introduction to the Study of Southwestern Archaeology (1924), regarded as the first comprehensive archaeological study of a New World area; The Pottery of Pecos (2 vol., 1931-36); The Artifacts of Pecos (1932); and Pecos, New Mexico: Archaeological Notes (1958).

Condition:

Spine sunned, from the library of Dr Thomas N Campbell with his name on front wrapper, corners. bumped and rubbed, light edge wear else about very good.

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