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Davidson, Daniel Sutherland (1900 - 1952)

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Born: 9 July 1900  Cohoes, United States of America.  Died: 26 December 1952  Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States of America.
Daniel Sutherland Davidson was an American anthropologist who specialized in studies of the people of Oceania, especially Australian Aborigines. He visited Australia twice in 1930-1931 and 1938-1940 to conduct field work in northern Australia and to view numerous public and private museums. In 1934 and again in 1936 he discovered unpublished work by E. Hassell on Aboriginal life during the 1800ís in south-western Australia. Davidson complied, edited and published these works. Over all he produced around forty publications on the life, culture and tribal delineations of Australian Aborigines.

Career Highlights

1923Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
1924Master of Arts (AM) completed at the University of Pennsylvania
1924 - 1931Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania
1928Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Pennsylvania
1930 - 1931Field work and museum visits in Australia
1932 - 1933Lecturer at the University of Buffalo, USA
1934 - 1940Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania
1938 - 1940Field work and museum visits in Australia
1940 - 1946Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania
1942 - 1944Secretary and Treasurer of the American Folk-lore Society
1947 - 1948Professor? at the University of Oregon, USA
1949 - 1952Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, USA


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 26 July 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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