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circa 1960 - circa 2007
Collection is in
and several indigenous South American languages, including
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Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection documents Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin's ethnobiological, ethnomedical, nutritional anthropological and ethnolinguistic research in Chiapas, Mexico (among the Tzeltal and Tzotzil-speaking communities of Highland Chiapas) and Amazonas, Peru (among the Aguaruna and Huambisa-speaking communities of the Cenepa and Santiago Rivers, tributaries of the Marañón River). The collection includes Brent's color classification research; teaching files; and materials from the Berlins' various projects, such as the South American Indian languages Documentation Project (SAILDP); Programa de Colaboración sobre Medicina Indigena Tradicional y Herbolaria (PROCOMITH), and Maya ICGB.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin in 2010 and 2017.
The collection is unprocessed. Contact the repository for more information.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the Brent and Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives
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