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- Puleston, Dennis-Edward, 1940-1978
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Dennis E. Puleston Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 68 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-68
Consists of works, correspondence, photographs, a journal (1962), maps, computer tapes, and printed matter of Puleston, a professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of works, correspondence, photographs, a journal (1962), maps, computer tapes, and printed matter of Puleston, professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota. The collection reflects Puleston's interest in and contribution to Maya studies in the areas of food resources, the uses of underground chambers (chultunes), and the use of controlled transects (brecha survey) which altered existing concepts of site organizations, and includes material of archaeological work in these areas in Guatemala and Belize. The collection contains the typed manuscript, with holograph comments, of his doctoral dissertation, Ancient Maya Settlement Patterns and Environment at Tikal, Guatemala: Implications for Subsistence Models; papers for journals and conferences; undergraduate notes and notebooks from Antioch College and graduate ones from the University of Pennsylvania; material for classes taught at Minnesota; a journal kept while on an excavation in North Wales; computer cards regarding a program to determine what ancient Mayan society might have been like given the material remains; and printouts, charts, and graphs. In addition, there are audiotapes of a conference held in Puleston's honor after his death in 1978.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Puleston, Dennis-Edward, 1940-1978
Dennis E. Puleston was a professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota, noted for his contribution to the field of Mayan studies.
- Processing Information:
Folder inventory added by Fadzilah Yahaya GS in 2011.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Dennis E. Puleston Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Anthropologists -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Anthropology -- Methodology -- 20th century.
Anthropology -- Research -- Guatemala -- Tikal -- 20th century.
Archaeological expeditions -- Guatemala -- Tikal -- 20th century.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Belize -- 20th century.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- North Wales -- 20th century.
Indians of Central America -- Agriculture.
Indians of Central America -- Antiquities.
Indians of Central America -- Dwellings.
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Tikal site (Guatemala)
- Genre Terms:
- Audiotapes -- 20th century.
Correspondence -- 20th century.
Diaries -- 20th century.
Dissertations -- 20th century.
Notebooks -- 20th century
- Antioch College.
University of Minnesota.
University of Pennsylvania.