From Map to Museum: Uncovering Mysteries of the Past

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From Map to Museum: Uncovering Mysteries of the Past

By: Joan Anderson & George Ancona
Publisher: William Morrow & Company, 1988
Age Level: 9-12
Language: English
ISBN: 0-688-06914-2


From Map To Museum is the behind the scenes story of one museum collection. This intriguing photo essay focuses on a major method of museum acquisition–the archeological dig–and one modern-day explorer, Dr. David Hurst Thomas, curator of anthropology at the Museum of Natural History in New York City and a leading archeologist in the field. It is a long painstaking journey from map to museum that begins on a tropical island off the coast of Georgia, where a real-life expedition is uncovering a lost Spanish mission and an extinct group of Indians, and ends in the storage rooms, curator’s offices and exhibit cases of the museum.