Joseph R. Caldwell photographs of archeological excavations in Chatham County, Georgia, circa 1940

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-3
Creators:
Caldwell, Joseph R. (archeologist)
Dates:
circa 1940
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
163 copy negatives
191 Negatives
nitrate
20 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs documenting excavations in Chatham County, Georgia. There are images of scenery, dig sites, WPA workers, and pottery sherds and skeletons found during excavations at the Irene site, Bilbo site (CH 4), Walthour site (CH 11), Deptford (CH4), CH2 and CH8.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Joseph Ralston Caldwell (1916-1973) was an archeologist best known for conducting Works Projects Administration (WPA) excavations in Chatham county, Georgia, circa 1937-1941. Caldwell then served as scientific aide to the National Museum's Director of Anthropology (1943-1945) and as an archeologist for the Smithsonian's River Basin Surveys (1946-1949). In 1957, he received a doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. From 1963 to 1964, Caldwell was a Fulbright professor of Archaeology at the University of Tehran and a professor of Anthropology at the Medical School of the National University of Iran. In 1967, he became a professor of Anthropology and Director of the Laboratory of Archaeology at the University of Georgia.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 87-3

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advance notice for viewing. Copy negatives available for reference.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 87-3, Joseph R. Caldwell photographs of archeological excavations in Chatham County, Georgia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Caldwell can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 81K.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Caldwell and records relating to the Bilbo, Deptford, and other sites, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Antonio Waring's papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Records, notes, and correspondence by Caldwell can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Department of Anthropology Personnel Files 1911-1994, Frank Maryl Setzler's papers, and the River Basin Surveys Records.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Joseph Caldwell's footage of River Basin Survey Work in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 91.19.1

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The photographs were found by Clifford Evans when cleaning out an old file that had been in use in the Division of Archeology for a long time. He speculated that it was RBS material. Others speculated that it was material received from Joseph Caldwell.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Excavations (Archaeology) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chatham County (Ga.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgia -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration 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/