Cenotes at Chichen Itza, Mexico, 1895

ID: SIA RU007084

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1895

Citation: William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931

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Creator

Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933

Abstract

The field notes and drawings document William Holmes' study of cenotes of Chichen Itza in Mexico during 1895. Notes several cenotes across Chichen Itza, and are headed with cenote identifier (designated "a", "b","c", or local name). Entries describe surrounding environment including its geological makeup, observations of the cenote structure and appears, as well as how the cenote functions. Many notes include detailed drawings and sketches of cenotes and the geology of the area, sometimes with annotations. Also contains field notes of Holmes' observations of the geology of the Chichen Itza district. Some notes are headed with date.

Date Range

1895

Start Date

1895

End Date

1895

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Topic

  • Cenotes
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Geology

Place

  • Yucatán, Península de
  • Mexico
  • Chichén Itzá

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007084

Collection name

William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 1