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Amerind Foundation Collection and Archives

Author(s): Eric Kaldahl

Year: 2016

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The Amerind Foundation of Dragoon, Arizona, is a private anthropological research center with an 80 year history. The Amerind conducted foundational studies in southeastern Arizona, but is best known for the Joint Casas Grandes Project (JCCP) conducted in Chihuahua between 1958 and 1961. The Arizona collections consist of southeast Arizona sites dating from the Hohokam Colonial period to the Spanish Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate. The New Mexico collection includes material recovered at the Mimbres site of Wind Mountain. Although the collections generated by the JCCP were returned to INAH Chihuahua, the Amerind holds all of the project’s photographs, field notebooks, and other archival documentation. For the Arizona and New Mexico projects, the Amerind also maintains extensive archives. Unpublished manuscripts detail surveys in the US-Mexico borderlands from sites in Arizona, Chihuahua, New Mexico, and Sonora. Amerind's longest serving research director Dr. Charles Di Peso, who worked at Amerind from 1948 to 1982, maintained extensive correspondence with colleagues in the US and Mexico: documents that shed light on the history of our discipline. The Amerind encourages researchers to apply to become visiting scholars. Anyone with interests in the Amerind's collections may discuss those interests with Amerind's Chief Curator at this session.

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Amerind Foundation Collection and Archives. Eric Kaldahl. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 402984)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America