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Ferdon, Edwin N. 1913-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 114 publications in 2 languages and 2,640 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: F3169, 996.211
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Most widely held works by Edwin N Ferdon
Early Tahiti as the explorers saw it, 1767-1797 by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports of the Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island and the East Pacific by Thor Heyerdahl ( Book )
11 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and Spanish and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early Tonga : as the explorers saw it 1616-1810 by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early observations of Marquesan culture, 1595-1813 by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Marquesas Islands of the South Pacific do not lend themselves to human habitation, as they lack the coral reefs and lagoons that on other islands offer easy access to sea life and foster the formation of arable coastal plains. Yet according to archaeological estimates, this archipelago has been inhabited by Polynesian peoples since around A.D. 300. The Marquesas were not visited by Europeans until 1595 - with subsequent landfalls beginning in the late eighteenth century - and it is only from these visits that we have any inkling of what early Marquesan society must have been like. Anthropologist Edwin Ferdon has drawn on the records of these early visitors to paint a broad picture of Marquesan social organization religion, material culture, and daily life. He tells of head-to-toe tattooing of males and of house designs unique in Polynesia, of a woman's use of suicide attempts to shame an unfaithful husband, and of ritual cannibalism performed on kidnapped neighbors. He describes war as a way of life, undertaken usually for acquisition of territory - but sometimes for ceremonial purposes. He also reviews the domestication of crops and notes some potential sources of American plants found in the Marquesas. Because Euro-American intrusions began to change Marquesan culture inalterably by 1813, these early records are indispensable to an understanding of the Marquesan people. Ferdon has interwoven these varied accounts into a compelling study that will fascinate all readers interested in traditional cultures
One man's log by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in Ecuadorian geography by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tonala, Mexico, an archaeological survey by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An excavation of Hermit's Cave, New Mexico by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trial survey of Mexican-Southwestern architectural parallels by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeology of Easter Island by Thor Heyerdahl ( Book )
8 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports. With contributions by Thor Heyerdahl [and] Edwin N. Ferdon, Jr., editors [and others.] by Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island and the East Pacific ( Book )
in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Characteristic figurines from Esmeraldas by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports by Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island and the East Pacific ( Book )
6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reportaje a la Isla de Pascua by Enrique Bello ( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on the present-day Easter Islanders by Edwin N Ferdon ( )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A present day ethnic map of Ecuador by Edwin N Ferdon ( )
3 editions published between 1947 and 1950 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports of the Norwegian archaeological expedition to Easter Island and the East Pacific ( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the shelter of caves : caves as human habitations : their nature and importance to archaeologists by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of cave dwellings considers how caves and rock shelters are formed, how some produce special conditions for preserving organic materials, and what archaeologists can learn about past cultures from excavations in dry cave sites. Includes a study of the Canyon Creek Ruin in eastern Arizona
Reports of the Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island and the East Pacific ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in ecuadorian geography and an appendix by William C. Steere, "The phytogeography of Ecuador by Edwin N Ferdon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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