Thomas Dale Stewart photographs of Townsend Site, Delaware, circa 1948-1949

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-4
Creators:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997
Dates:
circa 1948-1949
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Slide
1 black and white slide
133 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images of burials and pits at the Townsend Site excavation. The photographs were probably made by T. Dale Stewart, but possibly made by Henri Geiger Omwake, one of the local archeologists heading the project.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Thomas Dale Stewart (1901-1997) was a physical anthropologist who focused on diagnostic characteristics of human skeletons. He began his career in the Division of Physical Anthropology of the United States National Museum as an aide to Ales Hrdlicka in 1927. He advanced to Curator of the Division in 1942 and to Head Curator of the Department of Anthropology in 1961. Stewart provided general supervision and advice for the Townsend Site excavations (circa 1948-1949) which were conducted by the Sussex (Delaware) Society of Archeology and History.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Donated by Thomas Dale Stewart, 1985.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 86-4

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 86-4, Thomas Dale Stewart photographs of Townsend Site, Delaware, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Reports on the Townsend Site excavation can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4669 and 7223.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Henri Geiger Omwake papers and the Thomas Dale Stewart papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts and specimens from the Townsend Site can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 187165, 185305, 188932, 191188, and 385319.

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Townsend (Del.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delaware -- Antiquities Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu
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