Ethnic Origins of the Peoples of Northeastern Asia No. 3
This is a translation from a Russian work published in 1958, one of the major works of a well-known and prolific writer. It deals with the origins of the small nations and peoples of central Siberia and northeastern Asia. Many guesses have been made about these peoples but most have not been substantiated, because of the lack of field work or because the materials on them had not been analysed and published. Levin has reviewed the old materials, gathered and analysed hitherto unpublished ones, and personally surveyed many of the peoples as a member of the Russian Northeastern Expedition. He makes use of all the data of physical anthropology, ethnography, archaeology, and linguistics on the peoples he describes and has thus provided a definitive work on a nearly forgotten segment of mankind inhabiting an extensive territory.
Volume III in the series Anthropology of the North: Translations from Russian Sources sponsored by the Arctic Institute of North America and under the general editorship of H.N. Michael, Temple University.
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
- Page Count: 378 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationHenry N. Michael (1912-2006) was a scientist and senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology whose groundbreaking work in the application of tree-ring analysis revolutionized archaeological dating techniques. Previously, he was a professor of geography at Temple University and then Chair of the Geography Department from 1965 to 1973. He retired in 1980.
Maksim G. Levin (1904-1963) was a Russian anthropologist and the vice-director of the Institute of Ethnography of the Soviet Academy of Science.
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