Junius Bouton Bird, Archaeologist and Explorer

Author(s): Mario Rivera

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "The Legacies of Archaeologists in the Andes: Second Symposium, the Institutionalization and Internationalization of Andean Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Junius Bird’s legacy to Andean Archaeology is reflected in several fields. Bird’s fieldwork, commonly known as "dirty archaeology" was decisive in establishing the first stratigraphic sequences in the three areas where he did work: Patagonia, Northern Chile, and Central Peru. Bird was the first in reclaiming the antiquity of early man in South America in the 1950’s. He also contributed significantly to develop a variety of technical analysis, including the study of Andean textiles.

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Junius Bouton Bird, Archaeologist and Explorer. Mario Rivera. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451931)

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min long: -82.441; min lat: -56.17 ; max long: -64.863; max lat: 16.636 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 24102