Jeffrey R. Parsons Archaeological Sites Images


Collection Information

The Jeffrey R. Parsons digital images are part of the Jeffrey R. Parsons collection housed at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library. Mr. Parsons generously donated the photographs to the University of Michigan Regents, also assigning the copyright to the Regents.

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission or licenses for uses that exceed this license, unless fair use or other exceptions apply to your intended use.

The images document the archaeologist's field work in the Basin of Mexico and in Peru and are part of the collections' visual materials series. These depict terrain survey work, a variety of ceramic work, and multiple archaeological sites Among the locations documented here are Ixtapalapa, Zumpango, Texcoco, Chalco, Xochimilco, Jauja, Huasahuasi, Junin, and Tarma.

Jeffrey R. Parsons was Curator of Latin American Archaeology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He was a professor at the same institution for over forty years starting in 1966 and carried out extensive research on settlement patterns in the basin of Mexico, in Peru, and in many other countries. Parsons is known for his role in the development of systematic settlement survey methods in archaeology, a methodology which has become common in archaeological work around the world. Material in the collection include papers, maps, site surveys, photo negatives, aerial photographs and digital scans of the negatives.