Lawrence H. Robbins archaeological field notes Edit


MSS 303 large


  • 1960-1979 (Creation)


  • 2 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes



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  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Lawrence H. Robbins archaeological field notes, MSS 303, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Lawrence H. Robbins, May 31, 2012 and Jan. 18, 2014.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Carolyn Schein October-December 2012

  • Biographical / Historical

    Larry Robbins is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University and a founding member of the Society for Africanist Anthropologists. The MSU Museum holds extensive systematic ethnographic collections from various parts of Africa. Significant among the ethnographic collections are Turkana material culture that has been documented and collected by Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Lawrence Robbins.

  • Scope and Contents

    Archaeological field notes and analysis notes, 1960-1979, from the western side of Lake Turkana, Kenya. A record of work by L. H. Robbins (Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Anthropology, Michigan State University) during research for Ph.D. and later publications.

  • Varying Form of Title

    Larry Robbins archaeological field notes.

  • Varying Form of Title

    Robbins archaeological field notes.

  • Table of Contents

    Box 1: Robbins' overview and list of publications -- Kangatotha initial work and discovery of Lothagam, 1965. -- Kangatotha pottery notes (Laurel Lofgren's drawings) -- Lothagam field notes, 1965-66 (small notebook) -- Lothagam stone artifact analysis and pencil drawing by L.H. Robbins. -- Lothagam and Kangatotha stone artifact measurements by Simon Manyao. -- Zu sites and survey between Lothagam and& Napedet, 1969 (2 notebooks, i.e. binders) -- Zu sites, etc., 1969: stone artifact analysis. -- Lopoy site field notebooks, 1975-76 (2 binders) -- Lopoy analysis notebooks (2 binders) -- Report to Kenya Govt., 1975-76. -- Box 2. Original archaeological research notes, documents, etc. from Botswana.