South America

Featured project: A technical study of Colonial period Peruvian figurines, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University

Within the research collections of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, there are seven small polychrome wood figurines depicting male and female members of the Inka royal lineage. Due to their poor condition and apparent rarity, they were identified recently as a curatorial and conservation priority. This article discusses the history and significance; the results of the material analysis; and the conservation issues of these unique objects.

Example of a record from Anthropological Literature:

Betanzos (1551) y la historia incaica

Author(s): Urbano, Henrique
Subject(s): Betanzos, Juan de, d. 1576 | Indians of South America -- Peru -- History | Incas -- Kings and rulers | Ethnohistory -- Peru
In: Revista andina v. 7, no. 1, 1989, p. 269-278


Featured journals focusing on South America

Feather headdress - band with brim of green and red feathers (utifako)
Peabody ID: 48-17-30/7102
Peabody Collections Online


Below is a list of selected journal titles focusing on South America meant to illustrate the breadth of coverage in Anthropological Literature. It is only a representative sample. For a complete list of currently indexed journal titles, please click on the "Currently Indexed Journals" tab.



Agua  Indexed 2003-
Allpanchis  Indexed 1969-
Amazonia peruana  Indexed 1978-
Anuario antropología social y cultural en Uruguay  Indexed 2001-
Chungara  Indexed 1972-
Revista chilena de antropología  Indexed 1991-
Revista colombiana de antropología  Indexed 1953-
Revista de arqueología histórica argentina y latinoamericana  Indexed 2007-
Runa  Indexed 1948-
Suplemento antropológico  Indexed 1965-
Vestígios : revista latino-americana de arqueologia histórica  Indexed 2007-
La Zaranda de ideas  Indexed 2005-


Bowl painted with three "harvester" figures
Peabody ID: 32-30-30/71
Peabody Collections Online

Polychrome vessel with design of quetzal bird
Peabody ID: 92-49-20/C211
Peabody Collections Online

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