American Anthropologist from the library of Dr James Edwin Pearce (1868-1938)
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Volume 8, number 4: 221-440pp with diagrams, illustrations, plates and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") issued in grey wrappers with black stamping to cover and spine. From the library of Dr James Edwin Pearce (1868-1938). 1st edition.
Contents: Frances Densmore The Music of the Filipinos; J Walter Fewkes An Ancient Megalith in Jalapa, Vera Cruz; Henry Montgomery Remains of Prehistoric Man in the Dakotas plates XXX-XXXIV; A L Kroeber The Dialectic Divisions of the Moquelumnan Family in Relation to the Internal Differentiation of the Other Linguistic Families of California; J Walter Fewkes Hopi Ceremonial Frames from Canon de Chelly, Arizona; David I Bushnell, Jr The Sloane Collection in the British Museum plates XXXV-XXXIX; Horatio N Rust A Cache of Stone Bowls in California plate XL; Herbert Brown A Pima-Maricopa Ceremony; George Grant MacCurdy The Fifteenth International Congress of Americanists; Marshall H Saville Alfredo Chavero plate XLI.
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.
Front wrapper detached, edges chipped, some chipping to spine, Dr James Edwin Pearce's stamp to front wrapper, internally very good with read pages, else good to very good.
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