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Alternate forms: Inca
Date: 1919-1920; 1953-1954
Contributor: Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973
Extent: 2 items
Description: One item, "Peruvian littoral expedition of the Brooklyn Museum," describes a voyage to study oceanic conditions relating to littoral animal life and guano production. The author comments on the employment of Indians in guano extraction, dress of Indian passengers, Indian leaders; with observations at private museum of Incaic and Peruvian artifacts. Discusses opening of an Indian burial. Miscellaneous lesser references to Peruvian Indians. The other item, "Visit to Peru," was compiled from a visit to study ecology for guano and anchovy production. Describes exhibits at Bolivar museum, Lima. Mentions and gives details of excavation at ancient Pachacamac.
Collection: Robert Cushman Murphy journals (Mss.B.M957)