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Wales - Zoology, 1962-1963
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.
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The collection is open for research.
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Wales - Zoology; Dennis E. Puleston Papers, WC012, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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