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Collection RC0502 - James E. Anderson collection

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James E. Anderson collection

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RC0502

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  • 1961-1995 (Creation)

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81.5 cm of textual records.

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Anderson, James E. (1926-1995)

Biographical history

James Edward Anderson was born in Perth, Ontario 23 February 1926. In 1953, he received his MD from the University of Toronto and was appointed a lecturer in Anatomy there in 1956. Anderson’s interest in archaeology and participation on dig sites lead to his involvement with the Department of Anthropology, where he became a full professor in 1961. He trained human osteologists and physical anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the State University of New York (SUNY) between 1963-66. In 1967, he became Chair and professor of the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University in the new School of Medicine, the Department would later become part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. As a result of health complications, he took early retirement in 1985, and passed away February 4th, 1995.

Anderson is known for his portable anatomy handbook for archaeologists, The Human Skeleton. As well as helping to illustrate the wealth of information available to archaeologists from careful examination of skeletal remains.

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The collection is divided into two series: Archaeological Sites and Research and Teaching Materials.

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The collection (2011-20) was donated as part of William C. Noble’s estate in May 2011.

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The collection is divided into two series: Archaeological Sites and Research and Teaching Materials.

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Images depicting human remains may not be published or displayed without the written consent of the most closely culturally or geographically associated First Nations peoples. Copies of such images may be made only for personal research purposes.
Box 6 is under embargo until January 2051 due to privacy regulations.

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Researchers may also want to consult other related records in the McMaster Anthropology Department as well as the James E. Anderson fonds at the University of Toronto Archives.

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RC0502

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