W. Reiss and A. Stübel

by sarahkburke

Mummy with a false head.  W. Reiss and A. Stübel, The necropolis of Ancon in Perú (1880-1887).

Sections of graves. W. Reiss and A. Stübel, The necropolis of Ancon in Perú (1880-1887).

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Reiss (1838-1908), a geologist, and Stübel (1835-1904), a volcanologist, were both from Germany.  They came to the Americas to conduct geological research in Colombia and Ecuador; they also conducted anthropological, meteorological, & zoological research.  While on the Peruvian coast, they conducted archaeological excavations at Ancon, where the climate had aided the preservation of textiles & other organic material.

The volumes are illustrated with chromolithographs by Wilhelm Greve.

The Dumbarton Oaks volumes include book labels of Clarence H. Clark.