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Spier, Leslie

Bethany Neubauer

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Spier, Leslie (13 December 1893–03 December 1961), anthropologist, was born in New York City, the son of Simon P. Spier and Bertha Adler. Spier spent his childhood and early adult years in that city, attending the College of the City of New York and receiving a Bachelor of Science in engineering in 1915. His career as an anthropologist began even before he finished his degree, when Spier was assigned to the New Jersey Archaeological and Geological Survey as an assistant anthropologist in 1913. He also participated in surveys and excavations in New York and Delaware; this work resulted in a series of papers he wrote on the archaeology of the eastern United States....

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