Smith, Harlan Ingersoll 1872-1940

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1872 - January 29, 1940

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Assistant Curator of Archeology

Harlan I. Smith was an archeologist on the staff of the American Museum of Natural History at the time of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition. In 1911 he eventually became chief archeologist of the National Museum of Canada. He established his reputation with a series of excavations in British Columbia and Washington, notably the Great Fraser Midden and Fort Rupert. Contributing his archeological expertise to the Expedition's study of Northwest Coast peoples, Smith also photographed extensively

Worked at the American Museum of Natural History in American Museum of Natural History. Department of Anthropology.


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