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Robert and Judy Zeitlin papers

Identifier: 03-MWalB01490A

Scope and Contents

Items in the collection include copies of doctoral dissertations, clippings, and published articles created between 1977 to 1985.

This collection also includes an unprocessed addendum housed in six record center boxes. These papers represent work done jointly by Robert and Judy Zeitlin on archaeological/anthropological research projects in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The majority of materials are from the Laguna Zope site in Mexico. One box is from a project in Belize in the 1980s. At least some of these documents relate to materials culture artifacts from those projects held by the Brandeis Department of Anthropology.


  • Creation: 1972-1990, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

Biographical or Historical Information

Robert N. Zeitlin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University. His work includes an interest in prehistoric archaeology of Mesoamerica and North America, pre-state and early state societies, political-economy, trade/exchange, sociocultural evolution, and archeological method and theory.

Judy F. Zeitlin is Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts Boston.


7 Linear Feet (7 record center boxes)

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Source of Acquisition

Donated in 2004 by Robert Zeitlin. Additional material donated in 2022 by Robert and Judy Zeitlin.

Archon Finding Aid by Karen Glenn
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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