Palenque, 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 drawings and notes document William Henry Holmes' field work in Palenque, Mexico, during 1895, while working for the Field Museum in Chicago. The images detail layouts of Mayan structures, structural details, oblique views of terrain and Mayan ruins. Many of the drawings contain detailed annotations with measurements. Field notes are headed with location and describe observations of terrain and Mayan ruins including materials and construction, sculptures, and route traveled. Some notes specify which structure e.g. Temple of the Sun, west building, Temple of the Cerro, palace,. Also includes hand drawn maps and photographs.

Date Range

1895

Start Date

1895

End Date

1895

Access Information

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Topic

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Mayan art

Place

  • Palenque
  • Mexico
  • Chiapas

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches
  • Maps

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 12