Ralph S. Solecki photographs made on an archeological survey in Alaska, 1949

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.77
Creators:
Solecki, Ralph S.
Dates:
1949
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
263 negatives
642 items
4 rolls of 35mm negatives
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made near the upper Kokpowruk and Kokolik rivers, particularly images of camps, party members, and scenic views. They also include a few images of Eskimos and Eskimo shelters, a deadfall animal trap, and a cache.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Ralph S. Solecki (b. 1917) is an archaeologist best known for his excavations of the Neanderthal site at Shanidar Cave in Iraq. From May 8 to September 10, 1949, he accompanied a United States Geological Survey party to the upper Kokpowruk and Kokolik rivers. Following this research trip, he published articles about Alaska, including "New Data on the Inland Eskimo of Northern Alaska" (1950) and "A Preliminary Report of an Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Kukpowruk and Kokolik Rivers in Northwest Alaska" (1950).

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 77

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 77, Ralph S. Solecki photographs made on an archeological survey in Alaska, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Solecki's field notes relating to Alaska held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4348 and MS 1992-10.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional reports, notes, and correspondence from Solecki held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4613, MS 4358, MS 7091, MS 1992-10, MS 4846, River Basin Surveys Records, Department of Anthropology correspondence, Division of Archeology correspondence, and collections of personal papers.

Keywords
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Barrow, Point (Alaska) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Eskimos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Umiat (Alaska) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camps Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic peoples Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geological Survey (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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