Frank Hamilton Cushing
Date of Birth  :
1857-22-07
Place of Birth  :
Northeast Pennsylvania
Country  :
United States
Field of Expertise  :
Archaeology
Educational background  :
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Cushing was the first to use the term 'chiefdom' and the first to attempt to explain the issue of sociopolitical complexity in societies.

  • Among Cushing's many accomplishments were the discovery of archeological troves giving a lot of information about the Florida Indians, the exploration of abandoned Indian villages in the Southwest, the beginning of a study of prehistoric remains in Maine, and his studies of the Zuni Pueblo tribe in New Mexico

  • His biggest contribution to the field of archeology was his work done in New Mexico with the Zuni Pueblo tribe. He discovered many new terms and techniques.

source: Frank Hamilton Cushing

Bibliography  :
Zuni: Selected Writings of Frank Hamilton Cushing (Bison Book),The Mythic World of the Zuni by Frank Hamilton Cushing and Barton Wright,Zuņi Coyote Tales.