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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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Gordon Willey

Damien B. Marken.

in Anthropology

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 11847 words.

Gordon Randolph Willey (b. 1913–d. 2002) was an American archaeologist best known for his pioneering studies of New World settlement patterns. His seminal publications on the Virú Valley in...

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Material Culture

Sophie Woodward.

in Anthropology

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8059 words.

The study of material culture centers upon objects, their properties, and the materials that they are made of, and the ways in which these material facets are central to an understanding of...

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