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Max Uhle (1856-1944)

Max Uhle (1856-1944)

Known as “the Father of Peruvian Archaeology,” Uhle began archaeological work in South America in 1892, and worked in Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru until 1895. In 1899, he returned to Peru under Hearst’s sponsorship and his collections began arriving at the University. Hearst supported him through 1905. Among other contributions, his research resulted in a regional chronological sequence based on changes in artifact traits and assemblages through time.

Courtesy P. A. Hearst Museum