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George Clapp Vaillant CV

George Clapp Vaillant: Curriculum Vitae

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Born April 5, 1901 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died May 13, 1945 in Devon, Pennsylvania

Education

B.A. 1922 Harvard
A.M. 1925 Harvard
Ph.D. 1927 Harvard
Dissertation: "The Chronological Significance of Maya Ceramics" on the ceramic sequence at Chichen Itza.

Fieldwork in Mexico

1926 Chichen Itza
1928 Zacatenco (Formative)
1929 Ticomán (Formative)
1931 El Arbolillo (Formative)
1931 San Juan Teotihuacan (Classic)
1932 Gualupita, Cuernavaca (Formative), excavations led by Susannah
1932 San Fransisco Mazapan (Early Postclassic)
October 1934 Vaillant visited these sites and either bought objects or made small surface collections: Huexotla; Coatlihuchan; Los Melones (Texcoco); Atlautenco-Chiconautla; Otumba; Jardín de Nezahualcoyotl (Texcoco); Papalotla; Tepetlaostoc, El Gavilan, and Pyramid La Blanca (the sites in the same area); Tezayocan; Culhaucan; Cuauhitlan (this site and the next in same area); Teoloycan "La Cruz" (hill near Cuaxoxoca); San Miguel Xaltocan; Ixtayopan; Zaumpago; Cerro Coyotepec (half hour north of Huehuetoca); Tula Railroad station; Zacatepec (overlooking Tlalpan); San Lorenzo Tlalmilmilalpan (south and east of Miraflores overlooking Tlalmanalco); San Andres Atoyac (north of Tlalmamalco and south of Chalco); San Martín Atzcapotzalco); Ticoman; Cuantepec; Calpulalpan, Tlaxcala; Coatlan, Morelos; Mazatepec, Morelos; Xochitepec, Morelos; Alpayeca, Morelos; El Tepozteco, Morelos (near Tepoztlan); Cerro de las Tres Marías.
1934 Santiago Ahiutzotla "El Corral" (strong Classic component)
1935 Chiconautla (Postclassic)
1935 Nonoalco (mostly Late Postclassic)
1936 Los Melones, Texcoco (mostly Late Postclassic)

Teaching

1938-1940 Yale University
1938-1939 New York University, Columbia University

Positions

1927-1930 Assistant Curator, American Museum of Natural History
1930-1940 Associate Curator, American Museum of Natural History
1941-1945 Honorary Curator, American Museum of Natural History
1941-1944 Museum Director, University of Pennsylvania
1942 Honorary Professor, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico
1943-1944 US State Department Cultural Relations Officer to Peru
1945 Resumption of Museum Directorship, University of Pennsylvania
1945 Appointed Chief Representative of the Office of War Information in Madrid

Chairman of the Committee on Cultural Relations with Latin America (1942-1945)
Board of Trustees, Editorial Board American Journal of Archaeology

Biographies

"George Clapp Vaillant (1901-1945)." In: Boletín bibliográfico de antropología americana. -- Mexico, D.F., 1946. v. VIII, p. 79.

Publications

See also The American Anthropologist, Vol. 47, No. 4, 1945 for a bibliography of Vaillant's works prepared by Gordon Ekholm.

Armillas, Pedro and George Vaillant.
1952 Cronología de la cultura Teotihuacana. In: Tlatoani -- Mexico v. 1, no. 2, pp. 11-16.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1947 Tiger masks and platyrrhine and beared figures from Middle America. In: International congress of Americanists, 27th, Mexico City, 1939. Proceedings. -- Mexico, D.F., v. II, p. 131-135.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1946 Las artes menores. In: Vivó, Jorge A., ed. México prehispánico. - Mexico, p. 627-636.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1946 La cerámica. In: Vivó, Jorge A., ed. México prehispánico. - Mexico, p. 637-646.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1946 Ornamentos. In: Vivó, Jorge A., ed. México prehispánico. - Mexico,1946. p. 614-626.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1945 The museum library. In: Special libraries. -- New York, 1945. v. 36, p. 187-189.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1945 Shadow and substance in cultural relations. Scientific monthly. - Washington, v. LX, p. 373-378.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1944/45 The Aztecs of Mexico. In: Royal Canadian institute, Toronto. Proceedings. -- 1944/45. ser. IIIA, v. X, p. 39-40.

Bennett, Wendell Clark, P. A. Means, W. D. Strong, G. C. Vaillant.
1943 Preliminary report of the Institute of Andean research program In: Acta americana - Washington, v. 1, pp. 221-236.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1943 The Aztecs; their cultural and historical position in Middle American archaeology. In: American philosophical society, Philadelphia. Proceedings. - Philadelphia, v. 86, p. 320-322.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1942 El complejo Q y el problema olmeca. In: Sociedad mexicana de antropología, Mexico. Mesa redonda sobre problemas antropológicos de México y Centro América. 2d, Tuxtla Gutiérrez,1942. Mayas y olmecas. - [Mérida, 1942]. p. 52-54.

Vaillant, George Clapp. 1942 Middle America; archaeology. In: Handbook of Latin American studies ... a selective guide to the material published in 1941. - Cambridge, Mass., p. 40-46.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1941 The Aztec of Mexico. Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1941 The archaeological matrix of Maya history. In: Mayas antiguos. - Mexico, [1941]. p. 233-242.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1940 Chichen Itza; the thrice conquered; out of the jungle of Yucatan rises the ruin of New World Rome, in eloquent tribute to the architectural genius of aboriginal America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XLVI, p. 9-20.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1940 Human sacrifice in ancient Mexico. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XLVI, p. 107-111.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1940 Middle America; archaeology. In: Handbook of Latin American studies ... a selective guide to the material published in 1939. -- Cambridge, Mass., p. 39-44.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1940 Pattern in Middle American archaeology. In: Maya and their neighbors. -- New York, London, [c1940]. p. 295-305.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1939 Archaeological research in Mexico. In: American antiquity, v. IV, p. 213-214.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1939 By their arts you shall know them… In: Natural history. -- New York, 1939. v. XLIII, p. 268-277.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1939 The documentation of the archaeology of the Valley of Mexico. In: New York academy of sciences. Transactions. -- New York, s. 2, v. 1, p. 49-51.

Vaillant, George Clapp.

1939 An early occurrence of cotton in Mexico. In: American anthropologist, n.s., v. 41, p. 170.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1939 History and stratigraphy in the valley of Mexico. In: Smithsonian institution. Annual report ... for 1938. -- Washington, p. 521-530.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1939 The twilight of the Aztec civilization; an ancient tapestry sheds new light on the age-old struggle for property. In: Natural history. -- New York, v. XLIII, p. 38-46.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1938 A correlation of archaeological and historical sequences in the valley of Mexico. In: American anthropologist, n.s., v. 40, p. 535-573.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1937 The death throes of the Aztec nation ...In: Natural history. -- New York, v. XXXIX, p. 185-195.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1937 History and stratigraphy in the valley of Mexico. In: Scientific monthly. - New York, v. XLIV, p. 307-324.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1936 The history of the Valley of Mexico ...In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXVIII, p. 324-340.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 The architecture of pre-Columbian Central America. In: American museum of natural history. Guide leaflet series. - New York, no. 88.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 The art of painting in pre-Columbian Central America. In: American museum of natural history. Guide leaflet series. - New York, no. 88.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 Chronology and stratigraphy in the Maya area. In: Maya research. - New York, v. II, p. 119-143, V tab.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 The crafts of pre-Columbian Central America. In: American museum of natural history. Guide leaflet series. - New York, no. 88.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 Early cultures of the valley of Mexico; results of the stratigraphical project of the American museum of natural history in the valley of Mexico,1928-1933. In: American museum of natural history, New York. Anthropological papers - New York, v. XXXV, p. 279-328.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 Excavations at El Arbolillo. In: American museum of natural history, New York. Anthropological papers. - New York, v. XXXV, p. 135-279.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 Ornaments of pre-Columbian Central America. In: American museum of natural history. Guide leaflet series. - New York, no. 88.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 The pottery of pre-Columbian Central America. In: American musuem of natural history. Guide leaflet series. - New York, no. 88.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 The sculpture of pre-Columbian Central America. In: American museum of natural history. Guide leaflet series. - New York, no. 88.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1935 The worshippers of the Aztec war gods; a brief description of Tenochtitlan, the ancient Mexico City at the time of Landing of Cortes. In: American museum of natural history. Guide leaflet series. - New York, no. 88.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1934 The architecture of pre-Columbian Central America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIV, p. 117-132.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1934 The art of painting in pre-Columbian Central America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIV, p. 389-402.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1934 The crafts of pre-Columbian Central America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIV, p. 485-496.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1934 Ornaments of pre-Columbian Central America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIV, p. 578-586.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1934 The pottery of pre-Columbian Central America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIV, p. 662-673

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1934 The sculpture of pre-Columbian Central America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIV, p. 259-272.

Vaillant, Suzannah B. and George C. Vaillant.
1934 Excavations at Gualupita. In: American museum of natural history. Anthropological papers. - New York, v. XXXV, p. 1-135.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1933 Hidden history. How a little-known corner of Chichen Itza adds a page to the story of pre-Columbian Yucatan. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIII, p. 618-628.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1933 Madame Zelia Nuttall. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIII, p. 454.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1933 William Henry Holmes. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIII, p. 455-456.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1933 The worshippers of the Aztec war gods; a brief description of Tenochititlan, the ancient Mexico City at the time of the landing of Cortez. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXIII, p. 17-30.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1932 A pre-Columbian jade; artistic comparisons which suggest the identification of a new Mexican civilization. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXII, p. 512-520.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1932 Where the jade tiger was discovered. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXII, p. 556-558.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1931 Las antiguas culturas del valle de Mexico. In: Quetzalcoatl. -- Mexico, D.F., t. 1, num. 5, p. 2-4.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1931 A bearded mystery. In: Natural history. -- New York, v. XXXI, p. 243-252.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1931 Enlivening the past. Models of four ancient temples in the American museum suggest the majesty of bygone times in Middle America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXXI, p. 530-538.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1931 Excavations at Ticoman. In: American museum of natural history. Anthropological papers. -New York, v. XXXII, p. 199-439, pl. LV-XCIII.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1930 Archaic cultures of Mexico. In: Palacio. -- Santa Fe., N.M., v. XXVIII p. 17-19.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1930 Excavations at Ticoman, Mexico. In: Palacio. -- Santa Fe, N.M., v. XXIX, p. 155.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1930 Excavations at Zacatenco. In: American museum of natural history. Anthropological papers. -- New York, v. XXXII, p. 1-197, LIV.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1928 Notes on the middle cultures of Middle America. In: International congress of Americanists, 23d session, New York, Proceedings. - New York, 1930. p. 74-81.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1930 Reconstructing the beginning of a history. Bringing back to life the material culture of the Valley of Mexico through its archaeological remains--The inhabitants of Ticoman. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXX, p. 606-616.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1929 On the threshold of native American civilization. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXIX, p. 530-542.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1928 The native art of Middle America. In: Natural history. - New York, v. XXVIII p. 562-576.

Vaillant, George Clapp.
1928 Report of G.C. Vaillant on the excavations in the Plaza of group E at Uaxactun. In: Carnegie institution of Washington. Year book. -- Washington, no. 27, p. 313-31.

Other
Barton, D. R.
1941 From the halls of Montezuma to the buried refuse of some nameless Indian people of antiquity, George C. Vaillant has explored the valley of Mexico. In: Natural History -- New York, v. 48, pp. 116-119, 126.

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