Contents and Arrangement

Dissertation Survey Dates and Correspondence, 1972-1973

1 folder

Collection Overview

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 History

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:

Dissertation Survey Dates and Correspondence; Dennis E. Puleston Papers, WC012, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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