Samuel K. Lothrop negatives
- 1915 - 1949
- 1900 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Extent953 negatives (photographs)
Lothrop was instrumental in founding the Institute of Andean Research and served as an active participant and President for many years. He also conducted expeditions sponsored by the Carnegie Institute of Washington (CIW) and the Museum of the American Indian (Heye Foundation). During this time, he traveled extensively throughout Central and South America, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Upon his death in 1965, Lothrop's colleagues described him as a brilliant, unorthodox scholar with an innate talent for storytelling. He left behind a legacy of publications that discuss his archaeological and anthropological research and explorations including: The Discovery of Gold in the Graves of Chiriqui, Panama (1919); Tulum, An Archaeological Study of the East Coast of Yucatan (1924); The Architecture of the Ancient Mayas (1925); Pottery of Costa Rica and Nicaragua (1926); Stone Sculptures from the Finca Arevalo, Guatemala (1926); Pottery Types and Their Sequence in El Salvador (1927); The Indians of Tierra del Fuego (1928); Diet and Stature in Tierra del Fuego (1928); A Modern Survival of the Ancient Maya Calendar (1930); Golden Relics of an Ancient American People (1934); Zacualpa: A Study of Ancient Quiché Artifacts (1936); Inca Treasure as Depicted by Spanish Historians (1938); and Gold Artifacts of Chavín Style (1951).
- Asplund, Janelle and Ghyaelaine Young-Wales. "Samuel K. Lothrop and Joy Mahler Lothrop Archive: A Finding Aid."
- Easby, Jr., Dudley T. "Samuel Kirkland Lothrop, 1892-1965. ' American Antiquity 31, no. 2, pt. 1 (Oct. 1965): 256-61.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These negatives are part of the core negative collection at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University and reflect research and field work undertaken by the Peabody Museum sponsored expeditions, Excavations in Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica, 1917-18; S. K. Lothrop. The Cocle Expedition, Panama, 1929-33; Douglas S. Byers, Henry B. Roberts, Samuel K. Lothrop, Frederick Johnson, and Loren B. Wedlock. Archaeology of southern Veraguas, Panama, 1940-47; S. K. Lothrop. Reconnaissance and excavation in Costa Rica, 1948-50; S. K. Lothrop.
- Antigua -- Material culture
- Archaeological expeditions -- Panama -- Coclé (Province)
- Costa Rica -- Material culture
- Excavations (Archaeology) -- Costa Rica
- Excavations (Archaeology) -- Guatemala
- Excavations (Archaeology) -- Honduras
- Excavations (Archaeology) -- Panama
- Excavations (Archaeology) -- Panama -- Veraguas (Province)
- Guatemala -- Material culture
- Honduras -- Material culture
- Hopi (culture or style)
- Indigenous peoples -- Arizona
- Indigenous peoples -- South America -- Argentina
- Indigenous peoples -- South America -- Chile
- Mapuche (culture)
- Panama -- Material culture
- Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
- Puerto Rico
- Utatlan Site (Guatemala)
- Lothrop, Samuel K., (1892-1965). Collection of Negatives, 1915-1949: A Finding Aid
- Peabody Museum Archives
- EAD ID
Part of the Peabody Museum Archives Repository
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