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Abstract

The field book documents Remington Kellogg's survey of Rampart Cave in Grand Canyon National Park with Watson Perrygo for the US National Museum, March 14 - May 12, 1942. Contains dated entries that include travel details (distance, mode of travel, destinations, time of day, accommodations), colleagues with whom he met, individuals with whom he worked in the field (included National Park Service staff and members of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)), campsites, daily activities, and specimen collecting. There is an explanation of specimen numbering and how it relates to specimen location. Specimen information covers number, square, measurement of depth, as well as kind of fauna and bone. Specimens include various fauna (mice, rats, snakes, lizards), as well as dung and feces from various kinds of animals including sloth, as well as bone fragments. Notes indicate Kellogg collected plants, insects, and birds in the vicinity. Also mentions collecting in Joshua Tree forest.

Date Range

1942

Start Date

Mar 14, 1942

End Date

May 12, 1942

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Paleobiology at 202-633-1334 to make an appointment.

Topic

  • Herpetology
  • Ground sloths
  • Mammalogy
  • Paleontology

Place

  • United States
  • Grand Canyon
  • Joshua Tree Natural Area
  • Rampart Cave
  • Arizona
  • Utah

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 14-187

Collection name

Department of Paleobiology Collection Remington Kellogg field books, 1918-1942

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Paleobiology