Bulletin of the New York State Museum Volume 61-64

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...exhaustive collection from Pachacamac, Peru, excavated by Dr Max Uhle and given by the late Dr William Pepper. These are displayed on two sides of the principal American hall. Lack of space prevents the public exhibition of other American collections, although the latter are available for purposes of study. ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...exhaustive collection from Pachacamac, Peru, excavated by Dr Max Uhle and given by the late Dr William Pepper. These are displayed on two sides of the principal American hall. Lack of space prevents the public exhibition of other American collections, although the latter are available for purposes of study. They comprise a large and representative series of antiquities of the eastern United States, mound pottery and relics. and some 3000 American craniums; and are supplemented by extensive collections from existing tribes, notably a fine Eskimo collection from Point Barrow, Alaska, the gift of the Hon. John Wanamaker, and an extensive collection made during 1900-2, also at the expense of Mr Wanamaker. The Brinton library of works on American ethnology and linguistics, deposited by special arrangement with the university trustees in the museum library, greatly facilitates research in these departments. Mexico and Central America are represented by casts of monuments and valuable collections of pottery and stone implements. The general ethnologic collections are contained in three halls, one of which is devoted to the Furness, Harrison and Hiller collections from Borneo. The same donors have recently presented a similar valuable series from the Naga Hills in Assam, and a representative series illustrating the life of the Ainos of Japan has recently been received from Mr Alfred C. Harrison and Dr II. M. Miller. Notable features of this section are comparative collections of musical instruments, fans and games, as well as a comprehensive collection of coins. Korea, China, Japan, Siam, Burma, Morocco and Russia are also represented by large exhibits. The Babylonian and general Semitic section contains a large and extremely valuable collection of antiquities, the...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150432835
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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