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Catalog Number 101.06
Title Tamaulipas Project records
Date circa 1945-1955
Collection size 300-400 negatives, corresponding index cards, and several maps
Creator Tamaulipas Project
Other Creators MacNeish, Richard S.
Scope & Content The Tamaulipas Project was directed by Richard MacNeish for three field seasons: 1945-1946, 1948-1949, and 1953-1954. MacNeish was encouraged to survey in southern Texas and in the Sierra de Tamaulipas (Mexico) by his University of Chicago advisor Fay-Cooper Cole. In Tamaulipas, he found five promising rockshelters, and in 1948 received a grant to excavate them. The three most important caves were Nogales, Diablo and La Perra. In 1949, early prehistoric maize cobs were found there. MacNeish's dissertation on this survey was completed in 1949. In 1953-1954 he excavated two additional caves in the Sierra Madre near Ocampo in southwestern Tamaulipas.

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Conditions Governing Access This collection is open for research.
Language of Material English