Photographs of Double Adobe site mammoth head and stones, circa 1926

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-12
Dates:
circa 1926
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 prints
silver gelatin
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images of excavated mammoth head and Double Adobe site where milling stones were found twelve feet below the surface. The photographs were probably collected by Neil Merton Judd, whose handwritten notes are on the versos.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Double Adobe Site is an archaeological site in the Whitewater Draw area of southern Arizona. In October 1926, Byron Cummings led four University of Arizona students, including Emil Haury, in excavating the site after a mammoth skull was found by picnicking schoolchildren. Below the skull, the archeologists found milling and handstones as well as the bones of Pleistocene species of bison and horse.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-12

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 89-12, Photographs of Double Adobe site mammoth head and stones, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Reports and correspondence by Cummings can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 3379, MS 3332, Neil Merton Judd's papers, the Cooperative Ethnological Investigations file (1928-1935), and the Bureau of American Ethnology General Correspondence.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Arizona Historical Society holds the Byron Cummings papers, 1861-1954 (MS 200) and photograph collection (PC 29).

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Transferred from the Department of Anthropology by Dennis Stanford, 1988.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arizona -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mammoths Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cummings, Byron, 1860-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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