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Biographical entry Davidson, Daniel Sutherland (1900 - 1952)

Born
9 July 1900
Cohoes, United States of America
Died
26 December 1952
Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States of America
Occupation
Anthropologist

Summary

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 In 1934 and again in 1936 he discovered unpublished work by E. Hassell on Aboriginal life during the 1800s in south-western Australia.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.

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

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McCarthy, G.J.