Collection Manager Deborah G. Harding
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Academic Training
MA 1994, University of Pittsburgh
BA 1973, Beloit College

General Research Interests  

  • Primitive technology
  • Basketry and textile technologies
  • North and South America
  • Cherokee material culture and language

    Selected Publications  

  • 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 Unpublished MA Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.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.