Allison Witter photographs of Dennis Stanford and George Metcalf at the Jones-Miller site, 1973

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-46
Creators:
Witter, Allison
Dates:
1973
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
2 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting two Smithsonian archeologists, George Metcalf and Dennis Stanford, with Jack Maddox at the Jones-Miller site in northeast Colorado. The photographs were made for the National Geographic Society in July 1973.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Jones-Miller Bison Kill Site, located in Yuma County, Colorado, was a Paleo-Indian site where ancient bison were butchered, perhaps as early as 8000-8050 BC. After its discovery by rancher Robert Jones, Jr. and test excavation by local anthropologist Jack Miller, archeologist Dennis Stanford headed full-scale excavations of the Jones-Miller site. The Smithsonian excavation, with funding from the National Geographic Society, was performed between 1973 and 1978.
Dennis J. Stanford is an archeologist, scholar of early North American inhabitants, and advocate for the Solutrean hypothesis. He is a curator of North American archeology, particularly Paleoindian archeology, at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. George S. Metcalf was a field archeologist, historian of the Great Plains, and supervisor of the processing laboratory of the department of anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals probably in National Geographic slide file.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 81-46

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints possibly made by National Geographic Society, circa 1980.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This collection has been obtained for reference purposes. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81-46, Allison Witter photographs of Dennis Stanford and George Metcalf at the Jones-Miller site, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Wray Museum in Wray, Colorado, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science hold artifacts from the Smithsonian excavation of the Jones-Miller site.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of George Metcalf can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 58, Photo Lot 83-15, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Dennis Stanford can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA Acc. 95-013.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Reports by Stanford can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7293 and the Department of Anthropology Annual Reports, 1920-1983.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Paleo-Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metcalf, George, 1900-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stanford, Dennis J. Personal 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/