Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier

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Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier

Bern, Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland, Bern, Switzerland
Death 18 Mar 1914 (aged 73)
Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Burial Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Ashes Scattered in Frijoles Canyon
Memorial ID 97640078 · View Source
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Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier was an American archaeologist for which Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico is named. Bandelier was born in Bern, Switzerland on August 6, 1840. As a young child, in 1848, he emigrated with his family to the United States and settled in the Swiss emigrant colony of Highland, Illinois. Bandelier returned with his father back to Switzerland in 1857 to continue his education, and returned back to Highland in 1861 to marry Josephine "Joe" Huegy. His early scientific work was a series of meteorological and climatic studies, working for the Smithsonian Institution. In the late 1860s he began to study the pre-Columbian culture of Mexico, and the archaeological and ethnological investigations of the Native Americans in the Southwestern United States. In 1892 he left the Southwest and traveled to Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, where he continued ethnological, archaeological and historical investigations. His published works include the "Final Report of Investigations Among the Indians of the Southwestern United States," a fictionalized Pueblo ethnography, "The Delight Makers," and "The Islands of Titicaca and Koati." Following his return to the United States, Bandelier held museum and teaching posts in New York City and Washington, D.C. In 1913, he moved to Spain to continue his studies on the Pueblo Indians. Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier died on March 18, 1914, at the age of 73, in Sevilla, Spain.

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Born in Bern Switzerland
August 6, 1840

Died in Seville Spain
March 18, 1914

A Great American Scholar

Gravesite Details Originally was interred in Seville's Municipal Cementerio de San Fernando in 1914, brought back to America in 1977, where the remains were cremated and later scattered in Frijoles Canyon on October 16, 1980.


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