National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the Robert W. Neuman papers, circa 1940 - circa 1990

Collection ID:
Neuman, Robert W.
circa 1940 - circa 1990
Physical Description:
6.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the professional papers of anthropologist Robert W. Neuman. The collection documents Neuman's work on the River Basin Surveys (Missouri and Chattahoochee rivers); his archaeological field work in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and Neuman's participation in professional activities such as conferences and scholarly publications. Materials include administrative records, articles, correspondence, field notes, journals, memorandums, newsletters, notebooks, photographs, programs, slides, and reports from the various excavation sites.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Biological Note
Biological Note
Robert W. Neuman received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Tulane University and Master of Arts in Anthropology from Louisiana State University. For twelve years he worked on the North American Great Plains for the Smithsonian Institution, excavating archaeological sites dating from 5,000 B.C. to the historic period. From 1967 until his retirement in 1994, Neuman was curator of anthropology at Louisiana State University. During his tenure with LSU he conducted major excavations at prehistoric sites in Louisiana while continuing his interests in grassland archaeology in the pampas of Argentina and the grasslands of northern China.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Robert Neuman.
Processing Information
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Preferred Citation
Robert W. Neuman papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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