Ted Park, Barbara Munford, and Richard Efthim at Mammoth Skeleton Site, 1982

ID: SIA2009-3237 and 82-2560-31A

Creator: Nielsen, Kim

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: May 1982

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

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Summary

Edwards "Ted" Park of Smithsonian Magazine shovels dirt into a bag Barbara Munford is holding while Richard Efthim is kneeling in the dirt. Barbara Munford and Richard Efthim are with the National Museum of Natural History Naturalist Center. The bags are to be used to dam the stream around the site 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 Efthim assessed the site and obtained permission for SI to dig. Museum of Natural History's Dr. Dennis Stanford directed the excavation with the aid of Dr. Gary Haynes and volunteer James Rancier.

Author

Nielsen, Kim

Subject

  • Efthim, Richard H
  • Munford, Barbara
  • Park, Edwards
  • Torch, The (Staff Magazine)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Naturalist Center
  • 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

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Women
  • 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

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-3237 and 82-2560-31A

Physical description

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

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