Dennis Stanford with Mammoth Skeleton, 1982

ID: SIA2009-3236 and 82-2614-32A

Creator: Nielsen, Kim

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: May 1982

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: May 1982

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Summary

Dr. Dennis Stanford, National Museum of Natural History specialist in North and South American Paleo-Indian hunting sites, kneels in the mud as he digs for traces of a mammoth skeleton. In March 1982, Smithsonian archaeologists and paleontologists began excavating a complete mammoth skeleton in Prince George's County, Maryland. Dana M. D'Aria, a 24 year old student from the University of Maryland, discovered the rare full fossil. Remains of mammoths are uncommon to the East Coast. Smithsonian Institution scientists Robert Purdy, Tim Rose, and Richard H. Efthim assessed the site and obtained permission for SI to dig. Dr. Stanford served as head of the recovery team and directed the excavation with the aid of Dr. Gary Haynes and volunteer James Rancier.

Subject

  • Stanford, Dennis J
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image appeared in the May 1982 issue of the Smithsonian Torch

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: May 1982

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 1982

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Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
  • Excavation
  • Employees
  • Skeleton
  • Paleontology
  • Mammoths
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Prince George's County (Md.)
  • United States
  • Maryland

Form/Genre

  • Person, candid
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2009-3236 and 82-2614-32A

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic Print

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