Field-work of the Smithsonian Institution

  title={Field-work of the Smithsonian Institution},
  • Geology
  • Nature
THE Smithsonian Institution has just issued its annual Exploration Pamphlet, describing and illustrating its scientific field-work throughout the world during 1920. Twenty-three separate expeditions were in the field carrying on researches in geology, palaeontology, zoology, botany, astrophysics, anthropology, archajology, and ethnology, and the regions visited included the Canadian Rockies, fourteen States of the United States, Haiti, Jamaica, four countries of South America, Africa from the… 
History of Alaska Red King Crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus,Bottom Trawl Surveys, 1940–61
Thirteen bottom trawl surveys conducted in Alaska waters for red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus, during 1940–61 are largely forgotten today even though they helped define our current
Archaeological Survey of Laughlin Air Force Base, Val Verde County, Texas
During the spring of 1994, the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a 100-percent pedestrian survey of Laughlin Air Force Base and the Air Force
Rocky Start of Dinosaur National Monument (USA), The World's First Dinosaur Geoconservation Site
The quarry museum at Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the border between the American states of Colorado and Utah, is the classic geoconservation site where visitors can see real dinosaur
No deal
The impact of the New Deal has been a topic of ongoing historical investigation, with, in the past few decades, substantive research in New Deal relief programs on Americanist archaeology by
Global tectonics and human morphological Diversity
Physical anthropology deals with various conditions of the environment and finds connections between them and physical characteristics of populations. In many cases, this approach is sufficient to
  • J. Garth
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • 1974
Corallicolous crabs have been known from the eastern tropical Pacific since the middle of the nineteenth Century, and it is concluded that coral commensals have succeeded where free-living species have failed because, once found, the coral community provides the habitat to which they are uniquely pre-adapted, whereas the free living species must modify themselves to meet a variety of conditions that may differ markedly from the old.
Frontier Stories: Reading and Writing Plains Archaeology
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A revision of the Mexican Anolis (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae) from the Pacific versant west of the Isthmus de Tehuantepec in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Puebla, with the description of six new species .
The species of anoles occurring along the Pacific versant of Mexico west of the Isthmus de Tehuantepec in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Puebla are revised and a dichotomous key is provided for the identification of the 21 species.
Construction, maintenance and abandonment of hydraulic systems: hydroclimatic or social constraints? A case study of prehistoric Hohokam irrigation systems (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
  • L. Purdue
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Water History
  • 2015
Abstract On the North American continent, irrigated agriculture principally occurred in the semi-arid American Southwest. The Hohokam built major irrigation systems along the plains of the Salt River
An Investigation of the Manufacture and Use of Bone Awls at Wolf Village (42UT273)
An Investigation of the Manufacture and Use of Bone Awls at Wolf Village (42UT273) Joseph A. Bryce Department of Anthropology, BYU Master of Arts Wolf Village is a Fremont farming village located at