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George F. Dales Papers

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
Creator:
Dales, George F.
Title:
George F. Dales Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1960-1972
Call Number:
1066
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
George Franklin Dales was born in Akron, Ohio in 1927. He received his Ph.D. at Penn in 1960 studying the history, art and archaeology of the Middle East. Dales lectured at the University of Toronto from 1961 to 1963. He returned to Penn and was appointed both assistant and then Associate Curator of the South Asian Collection at the Penn Museum and moved from Assistant to Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Regional Studies. Dales left Penn in 1972 to work at the University of California, Berkeley. The George F. Dales Papers consist of seven archival boxes of data and one card file box. The records are arranged by site-Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ceylon, Thailand and Indonesia.
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Biography/History

George Franklin Dales, a native of Akron, Ohio received his B.A. from the University of Akron in 1953. A major in Classical Studies, Dales chose the University of Pennsylvania to contunue his work, attaining his Ph.D. in 1960 with a dissertation titled, "Mesopotamian and Related Female Figurines: Their Chronology, Diffusion and Cultural Functions."

Dales lectured at the University of Toronto from 1961 to 1963. He returned to Penn and was appointed both assistant and then Associate Curator of the South Asian Collection at the Penn Museum and moved from Assistant to Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Regional Studies. Dales left Penn in 1972 to work at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dales spent thirty seasons in archaeological research, beginning in 1957 at Nippur. His life's work was conducted in India at Mohenjo-Daro and Balakot. Dales also directed the Harrapan Archaeological Project which incorporated staff from several universities. He published over eighty articles and monographs before his death in 1992. His publications include Excavations at Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan: The Pottery (1986) His last work, Explorations on the Makran coast, Pakistan: A search for Paradise, published posthumously by the Archaeological Research Facility of the University of California, Berkeley in 1992 was an illustrated journal account of his 1960 survey of the Makran coast of Pakistan.

Scope and Contents

George Franklin Dales, a native of Akron, Ohio received his B.A. from the University of Akron in 1953 majoring in Classical Studies. He attained his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. Dales spent thirty seasons in archaeological research, beginning in 1957 at Nippur. His life's work was conducted in Pakistan at Mohenjo-Daro and Balakot. Dales also directed the Harrapan Archaeological Project which incorporated staff from several universities. He published over eighty articles and monographs before his death in 1992.

The George F. Dales Papers consist of seven archival boxes of data and one card file box. The records are arranged by site-Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ceylon, Thailand and Indonesia. The Thailand and Indonesia site series hold only correspondence. All other areas are represented with the addition of field notes, maps and plans, photographs, notes and lists of findings and pottery. The pottery is frequently drawn and classified by type.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives,  1/12/2017

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Card catalogs
  • Correspondence
  • Field notes
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Ceylon
Personal Name(s)
  • Dales, George F.
  • Kenoyer, Jonathan M.
Subject(s)
  • Archaeological expeditions
  • Archaeological surveying
  • Indus Civilization
  • Pottery

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Collection Inventory

Makran Coast, Pakistan, 1960-1964.

Box

Correspondence.

1

Prelim. Report 1960.

1

Field Notes.

1

Artifact Lists.

1

Maps & Plans.

1

Sherds in University Museum.

1

Pottery Drawings & Misc.

1

Pottery Drawings-Sut D.

1

Pottery Drawings-Sotka Koh.

1

Photo Record.

1

Plates from Publication.

1

Scene Photos.

1

Scene Photos 2.

1

Object Photos.

1

Pottery Notecards.

8

Mohenjo - Daro, Pakistan, 1964-1965.

Box

Proposed Program.

1

Estimated Budget 1964.

1

Project Proposal 1964.

1

Tentative Budget 1966.

1

Correspondence-Final Publication.

1

Pottery by Proveneince (III).

1

Pottery by Provenience (VI).

1

Pottery by Provenience (VII).

1

Pottery by Provenience (XI).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XV).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XVII).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XVIII).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XIX).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XX & XXI).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XXII).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XXIV).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XXV).

2

Pottery by Provenience (XXXIII & XXXIV & XLVII).

2

Surface Treatments: Plate A.

2

Painted Pottery.

2

Inscriptions.

2

Jhukar/ Late Phase B/ Non Har.

2

Grey Ware.

2

Bowl/Dish-Statistical Data.

2

Pottery Notes.

2

Pottery Lids, unpublished.

2

Pottery, S forms.

2

Pottery-Painted.

2

Misc Drawings-small.

2

Figs. 1-6.

2

Figs. 7-11.

2

Figs. 12-15.

2

Figs. 16-18.

2

Figs. 20-23.

3

Figs. 24-27.

3

Figs. 28-31.

3

Figs. 32-37.

3

Figs. 38-42.

3

Figs. 43-49.

3

Figs. 50-53.

3

Figs. 54-59.

3

Figs. 60-64.

3

Figs. 65-68.

3

Figs. 69-72.

4

Figs. 73-78.

4

Figs. 79-85.

4

Figs. 86-92.

4

Figs. 93-96.

4

Figs. 97-100.

4

Photos-Misc. Sites.

4

Photos-Sorkh Dagh.

4

Photos-Mundigak.

4

Photos-Garden Reg.

4

Photos-Pottery/Ceramic objects.

4

Photos-metal objects.

4

Misc. Plates-Graphs & Drawings.

5

Photos-Scene plates.

5

Photos-Object plates.

5

Pottery Cards-By Plate No.

8 - 10

Pottery Cards-By Object No.

10

Pottery Cards-By Type.

10-11

Pottery Cards-Wheeler 1950 Types.

11

Pottery Cards-Marshall Types.

11

Pottery Cards-Mackay Types.

11

Pottery Cards-Mundigak (Afghanistan).

11

Pottery Cards-Pakistan & Iran.

11

Pottery Cards-By type.

12-13

Pottery Cards-By Provenience.

13-15

Pottery Cards-By Number.

15

Seistan, Afghanistan, 1968-1972.

Box

Official Correspondence.

5

Misc. Correspondence.

5

Correspondence-Land Rover.

5

Correspondence-NSF & Funding.

5

Correspondence-Financial.

5

Account Ledgers.

5

Financial Journal & Ledger.

5

Field Notes-Notebook.

5

Field Notes-Plans & Sections.

5

Field Notes-Pottery.

5

Field Notes-Carbon Samples.

6

Field Notes-Copper Sites.

6

Preliminary Summary 1968.

6

Newspaper Clippings.

6

G. Smith Report.

6

Monogram Plates 1-19.

6

Monogram Plates 20-27.

6

Monogram Plates 28-32.

6

Interpretive Material.

6

Photo Record 1968.

6

Photo Record 1969.

6

Photo Record 1971-1972.

6

Chansen, Thailand, 1969-1970.

Box

Proposal.

6

Correspondence.

6

Correspondence-JDR fund.

6

South Asia Receipts 1966-1967.

6

Thai Receipts 1969.

6

Thai Account Ledger 1969.

7

Receipts 1970-1971.

7

Reports & Publications.

7

Accounts & Receipts 1967-1968.

7

Pottery Record 1.

7

Pottery Record 2.

7

Field Notes.

7

Ceylon, 1970.

Box

Correspondence.

7

Indonesia.

Box

Correspondence.

7