This collection contains 114 photographs documenting the archaeological expeditions in southwest Colorado led by Paul S. Martin for the State Historical Society of Colorado during the summers of 1928 and 1929. The photographs primarily date from the 1928 expedition. They document artifacts collected during the 1928 expedition; the work crew from 1928; and archaeological work at Ancestral Puebloan sites in Dolores County, Montezuma County (Beartooth ruins, Charnel House, Cottonwood ruin, and Herren site, as well as sites now in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, including Cow Canyon, Lowry Pueblo, and Ruin Canyon), and Hovenweep National Monument (Cutthroat Castle). The photographer or photographers of these images is not identified, but many of the photos have detailed inscriptions of the back that describe the sites or work being done in each photo
American archaeologist, known for his studies of cliff dweller sites. Participated in several archaeological expeditions in the Southwest, including part of the Hyde Exploring Expedition to Chaco Canyon, N.M., to excavate Pueblo Bonito and other surrounding sites for the American Museum of Natural History in the late 1890s
Harvard University - Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Scope and ContentsThe papers primarily consist of Bushnell and the Bushnell estate's correspondence with dealers, artists, museum professionals and other collectors; Bushnell's fieldnotes from his work with the Choctaw and archaeological expeditions; and, manuscript drafts and notes for his many publications.