Story: Anthropology and archaeology

Peter Buck

Peter Buck

Peter Buck (also known as Te Rangi Hīroa) examines photos while researching his book, Arts and crafts of Hawaii. Buck, who was of Ngāti Mutunga descent, became an anthropologist in the 1920s, having previously been a medical doctor, politician and soldier. Buck worked as an anthropologist at the Bishop Museum in Hawaii, and at Yale University in Connecticut in the United States, carrying out extensive field trips in the Pacific Islands. He was appointed director of the Bishop Museum in 1936, a position he held until his death in 1951.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - ‘Salvage anthropology’ and the birth of professionalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014