Anthropological Literature

2018
Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 10: Part 1: Cotzumalhuapa
Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos. 1/15/2018. Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 10: Part 1: Cotzumalhuapa. Edited by Barbara Fash, Pp. 64. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. BUY THIS BOOKAbstract

For more than 45 years, the Peabody Museum has been publishing The Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art to advance the study of the ancient Maya. When complete, the Corpus will have published the inscriptions from over 200 sites and 2,000 monuments. The series has been instrumental in the remarkable success of the ongoing process of deciphering Maya writing, making available hundreds of texts to epigraphers working around the world, and to source communities in in Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Each volume in the series consists of three or more fascicles, which examine an individual site or group of neighboring sites and include maps of site location and plans indicating the placement monuments within each site. Each inscription is reproduced in its entirety in both photographs and line drawings with descriptive texts.

 

2011
The Moche of Ancient Peru: Media and Messages
Jeffrey Quilter. 2/28/2011. The Moche of Ancient Peru: Media and Messages, Pp. 172. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. BUY THIS BOOKAbstract

Peru’s ancient Moche culture is represented in a magnificent collection of artifacts at Harvard’s Peabody Museum. In this richly illustrated volume, Jeffrey Quilter presents a fascinating introduction to this intriguing culture and explores current thinking about Moche politics, history, society, and religion.

Quilter utilizes the Peabody’s collection as a means to investigate how the Moche used various media, particularly ceramics, to convey messages about their lives and beliefs. His presentation provides a critical examination and rethinking of many of the commonly held interpretations of Moche artifacts and their imagery, raising important issues of art production and its role in ancient and modern societies.

The most up-to-date monograph available on the Moche—and the first extensive discussion of the Peabody Museum’s collection of Moche ceramics—this volume provides an introduction for the general reader and contributes to ongoing scholarly discussions. Quilter’s fresh reading of Moche visual imagery raises new questions about the art and culture of ancient Peru.

1985
Stephen Williams Jeffrey P. and Brain. 7/31/1985. Excavations at the Lake George Site, Yazoo Country, Mississippi, 1958–1960, Pp. 512. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. BUY THIS BOOKAbstract

This milestone volume describes and interprets excavations at one of the greatest late prehistoric sites in the southeastern United States. Lake George reached its zenith between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries A.D., during the florescence of the Mississippian culture. This is a detailed analysis of the site and its relationship to the corpus of Southeastern archaeology.

1966
Craniometry and Multivariate Analysis: The Jomon Population of Japan, and A Multiple Discriminant Analysis of Egyptian and African Negro Crania
W. W. Howells and Michael Crichton. 1966. Craniometry and Multivariate Analysis: The Jomon Population of Japan, and A Multiple Discriminant Analysis of Egyptian and African Negro Crania, Pp. 92. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 57
1959
An Anthropological Reconnaissance in West Pakistan, 1955
Henry Field. 1959. An Anthropological Reconnaissance in West Pakistan, 1955, Pp. 459. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 52
1958
Body-Marking in Southwestern Asia
Henry Field. 1958. Body-Marking in Southwestern Asia, Pp. 226. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 45, no. 1
The Living Races of the Sahara Desert
L. Cabot Briggs. 1958. The Living Races of the Sahara Desert, Pp. 318. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 28, no. 2
1955
The Physical Anthropology of Ireland
Earnest A. Hooton and C. Wesley Dupertuis. 1955. The Physical Anthropology of Ireland, Pp. 594. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 30, no. 1
1954
Land-Use in the Ramah Area of New Mexico: An Anthropological Approach to Areal Study
John L. Landgraf. 1954. Land-Use in the Ramah Area of New Mexico: An Anthropological Approach to Areal Study, Pp. 115. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract

Peabody Museum Papers Volume 42, no. 1

(Report no. 5, Ramah Project)

The Monagrillo Culture of Panama
Gordon R. Willey, Charles R. McGimsey, and Robert E. Greengo. 1954. The Monagrillo Culture of Panama, Pp. 215. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 49, no. 2
A Study of Rorschach Responses in Four Cultures
Bert Kaplan. 1954. A Study of Rorschach Responses in Four Cultures, Pp. 62. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract

Peabody Museum Papers Volume 42, no. 2

(Report no. 6, Ramah Project)

1953
Contributions to the Anthropology of the Caucasus
Henry Field. 1953. Contributions to the Anthropology of the Caucasus, Pp. 238. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 48, no. 1
1952
Anthropology of Iraq: Kurdistan and Conclusions
Henry Field. 1952. Anthropology of Iraq: Kurdistan and Conclusions, Pp. 303. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract

Peabody Museum Papers Volume 46, nos. 2-3

Culture: A Critical Review of Concepts and Definitions
A. L. Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn. 1952. Culture: A Critical Review of Concepts and Definitions, Pp. 247. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 47, no. 1
1951
The Anthropology of Iraq: The Northern Jazira
Henry Field. 1951. The Anthropology of Iraq: The Northern Jazira, Pp. 211. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 46, no. 1
1950
An Anthropological Reconnaissance in the Near East
Henry Field. 1950. An Anthropological Reconnaissance in the Near East, Pp. 165. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 48, no. 2
1947
Tribes of the Liberian Hinterland
George Schwab. 1947. Tribes of the Liberian Hinterland. Edited by George W. Harley, Pp. 643. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Peabody Museum Papers Volume 31
1932
Varia Africana V
E. A. Hooton and Natica I. Bates. 1932. Varia Africana V, Pp. 487. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Harvard African Studies Volume 10
1931
Tribes of the Rif
Carleton Stevens Coon. 1931. Tribes of the Rif, Pp. 582. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Harvard African Studies Volume 9
1927
Varia Africana IV
E. A. Hooton and Natica I. Bates. 1927. Varia Africana IV, Pp. 232. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum Press. READ ONLINEAbstract
Harvard African Studies Volume 8

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