Collection Manager Deborah G. Harding
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MA 1994, University of Pittsburgh
BA 1973, Beloit College
General Research Interests
Basketry and textile technologies
North and South America
Cherokee material culture and language
2004 "Birds, Beasts, and Botanicals: Organic Beads and Pendants from the Amazon Basin". Paper presented at the International Bead Symposium, Annual Meeting of the Society of Bead Researchers, March 20, 2004, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2003 "Birds, Beasts, and Botanicals: Organic Beads and Pendants from the Amazon Basin" Beads: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers Vol. 15, pp 53-64.
2000 Reviving their fragile technologies: reconstructing perishables from pottery impressions at Botai, Kazakhstan. With Sandra Olsen and Karlene Jones-Bley. Presentation at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1998 Cheyenne-style coiled willow gaming basket. Bulletin of Primitive Technology 15:75-76.
1994 Bagging the Tourist Market: A Descriptive and Statistical Analysis of Nineteenth Century Iroquois Beaded Bags. Unpublished MA Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.
1991 Caring for Old Textiles. Bulletin of Primitive Technology 1(2):28-29.
1990 Textiles from Medieval Egypt AD 300-1300. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Thomas, T. K. and D. G. Harding.
1984 Mat-Impressed Pottery from the Tick Island Site (8-VO-25). Paper presented at the 41st Annual Meeting, Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 8-10, Pensacola, Florida.