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Physical anthropology in the field: Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay

Govor, Elena; Howes, Hilary


The case of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay, a Russian naturalist and anthropologist, offers valuable insights into attitudes towards physical anthropology in Australia and the South Pacific in the late nineteenth century. He stayed in the area for a total of fourteen years – an unprecedented duration of fieldwork in an era dominated by seaborne ethnography. As a result of his extended visit, Maclay’s attitudes were shaped by his encounters with Indigenous people in the field and by his communications...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-03-25
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation: Return, Reconcile, Renew
DOI: 10.4324/9780203730966-31
Access Rights: Open Access


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