Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is an archaeological and ethnological museum and belongs to Harvard University in Cambridge (Massachusetts ). It was founded in 1866 and is named after George Peabody, who in 1866 donated to the museum the extraordinary for that time sum of $ 150,000. First curator was the American anatomist and physician Jeffries Wyman. The Peabody Museum is well known for his anthropological collection, which includes over 1, 6 million objects, with its focus on North and Central America and Oceania. Housed in the same building is the Harvard Museum of Natural History. From 1958-1977 the Mayan researcher Tatiana Avenirovna Proskouriakoff was busy at the Peabody Museum.
There is yet another donated by Peabody and museum named after him, the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.