The archaeological collections of the Gulf Coast cultures at the National Museum of Anthropology
Author(s): Rebecca Gonzalez Lauck
The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City holds the largest collection of archaeological artifacts in the country. A recent survey and inventory of the objects that form the Gulf Coast cultures section has revealed a more comprehensive and detailed view of the composition of it. This paper will present an overview of this collection providing information on the site provenience of the artifacts; what private collections were incorporated into it; the types of artifacts, as well as their chronology, among other kinds of data.I will also talk about the challenges of the individual documentation of the objects and of making this information available to the wider public.
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The archaeological collections of the Gulf Coast cultures at the National Museum of Anthropology. Rebecca Gonzalez Lauck. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430379)
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Abstract Id(s): 14377