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Anthropology at Harvard

A Biographical History, 1790–1940

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$65.00 • £52.95 • €58.50

ISBN 9780873659130

Publication Date: 07/15/2013


602 pages

7 x 10 inches

50 black and white illustrations

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  • List of Institutional Abbreviations
  • A Brief Chronology of Events Related to the History of Anthropology at Harvard
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Harvard Contributions to the Origins of Americanist Archaeology, 1790–1860
  • 2. The Lawrence Scientific School, the Museum of Americanist Archaeology, 1847–1866
  • 3. Frederic Putnam and His Student Cohort, 1859–1875
  • 4. Development of the Peabody Museum and Its Collections, 1875–1890
  • 5. The Influence of Other Professionals and the Archaeological Institute of America, 1865–1890
  • 6. Development of the Harvard Anthropology Graduate Program, 1890–1900
  • 7. Graduate Students, Faculty, and Others, 1890–1900
  • 8. Putnam’s Students at the American Museum of Natural History, 1894–1903
  • 9. Professionals, Benefactors, and Supporters, 1890–1910
  • 10. Peabody Museum Students and Faculty, 1900–1919
  • 11. Growth and Professionalism in the Twenties
  • 12. An Explosion of Scholars, 1929–1939
  • Bibliography
  • Picture Credits
  • Index

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