MS 7264 Documents concerning preserved Paleolithic human remains found in the vicinity of Cueva-Morin, Spain

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7264
Creators:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997
Freeman, Leslie G.
Dates:
1969-1972
Languages:
Undetermined
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other types of documents. They largely concern the arrangements for shipping the body to and from the Smithsonian. Several are from Leslie G. Freeman.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1969, Joaquin Gonzalez Echegaray, of the Museo de Prehistoria of Santander, and Leslie G. Freeman, of the University of Chicago, carried on excavations at a cave in Cueva. There was found a burial of around 30,000 B.C. which included a clay mold formed by the skeleton and outer part of the person's body together with funerary offerings. Sol Tax, of the University of Chicago and the Smithsonian and the father-in-law of Freeman, offered the cooperation of the Smithsonian in preserving the interment for exhibition. Steps were taken to stabilize it and to allow its shipment to Washington by the United States Air Force. The remain stayed in Washington, part of the time on exhibit, until 1972 when they were returned to Spain.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7264

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7264, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
The documents were brought to the archives by Thomas Dale Stewart on October 26, 1978.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Paleolithic -- Burial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cueva (Spain) -- Burial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Air Force Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/