University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: David A. Schwartz

John Alden Mason

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Life of a Renaissance Anthropologist

By: David A. Schwartz

This is the story of Dr. John Alden Mason (1885–1967), one of the last of the great generalist anthropologists of the 20th century. We know him at the Penn Museum for his work in anthropological linguistics in Mexico, and as an archaeologist of the Americas who excavated at Piedras Negras in Guatemala and Sitio Conte […]