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A second printing of the seventh edition of the List of Publications was issued in February, 1928, in an edition of 500 copies.

The Museum's collection of negatives, covering most of the important specimens therein, as well as field pictures of Indians and illustrations of different archeological excavations, has been considerably increased this past year;  and additions have also been made to our collection of prints.

The collection consists of:
Moving picture film, negative (an increase of 3,263 feet during the year)  12,028
Moving picture film, positive (an increase of 3,418 feet during the year)  30,956
Negatives (an increase of 1,927 during the year)  13,525
Prints, of which the Museum does not own the negatives (an increase of 628 during the year)  9,077
Lantern slides (an increase of 71 during the year)  135

There were no exchanges consummated during the past fiscal year.

There have been added to the collections during the past fiscal year 14,759 specimens;  and there are now in the entire collection 159,197 catalog entries - an increasing during the year of 6,480.

The activities of the department have been carried on in the usual manner.
The new accessions to the collections comprise the following items:
1.  Skeleton from Burial No.1, Room No.1, Mesa House Ruin, Overton, Clark County, Nevada, collected and presented by Mr. Louis Schellbach.
2.  Two crania from Quen Santos Cave, District of Chacula, Guatemala.
3.  Skull and some bones from near Livingston, Montana.
4.  Skull from Orient, Long Island, presented by Mrs. James A. Dorman.
5.  A number of vetebrae and phalanges from Arizona.
6.  Two skulls and some long bones from the Beach Haven site at Port Washington, Long Island, collected by Mr. F.P. Orchard.
7.  Skeleton from Sculpin Island, Labrador, and a number of anthropometrical data upon Eskimo from Baffin Island, provided by Mr. Donald Cadzow.

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The publications of the department comprise the following titles:

Oetteking, Bruno, 1926.  Kraniologie der Nordwestkuste nordamerikas. 
                         Mitt.Anthrop. Ges. Wien, LVIII (3-4), 150-153
                  1927.  Pathologic plagiocephaly in a Nevada skull. 
                         Indian Notes, IV (3), 201-209
                  1928.  The skeletal remains of American Indians in 
                         the Museum fur Volkerkunde, Hamburg, Germany.  
                         Indian Notes, V (1), 79-92

The curator spent the summer months of 1927 in Europe, attending the 5. International Genetics Congress in Berlin, and the inauguration there of the New Kaiser Wilhelm-Institute for Physical Anthropology, and visiting the 3. International Anthropology Congress at Amsterdam, where he delivered an address.

With the permission of the Director, Mrs. Mary Brown, the secretary of the department retired for the months of January to April, inclusive, for the purpose of finishing a book on the Fundamentals of Human Descent.  Mr. Waldemar Hartmann took over the duties of secretaryship for those months.

Among the visitors to the department were Dr. Takamichi Tsusaki, Professor of Anatomy in the Imperial University of Seoul, Korea;  Prof. G. Alexander, Director of the Otological Clinic of Vienna University;  and Dr. E.A. Hooton, Professor of Anthropology in Harvard University.

The curator is continuing his activities as a lecturer in Columbia University for the eighth consecutive year, holding courses in:  Physical Anthropology, Human Anatomy, and Human Evolution.


Attached hereto and submitted as part hereof is the Treasurer's Report for the year ending March 31, 1928.

Respectfully submitted,
GEORGE G. HEYE, Chairman
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