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Erland Nordenskiold

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Nationality  Sweden
Role  Archeologist
Parents  Adolf Erik Nordenskiold
Notable awards  Loubat Prize
Name  Erland Nordenskiold
Died  1932, Gothenburg, Sweden
Fields  Archaeology
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Books  Comparative Ethnographical Studies
People also search for  Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, Gustaf Nordenskiold, Henry Wassen

Baron Nils Erland Herbert Nordenskiold (1877–1932) was a Swedish archeologist and anthropologist. Nordenskiold's research focused on the ethnography and prehistory of South America.



He was born in Stockholm, the son of N. A. E. Nordenskiold. He was educated at Uppsala, was connected with the Museum of Natural History at Stockholm (1906–08), and became director of the ethnographic division of the Goteborg Museum (1913). He made journeys of discovery in Patagonia (1899), in Argentina and Bolivia (1901–02), in Peru and Bolivia (1904–05), in Bolivia (1908–09), and in 1913 in the interior of South America. From these journeys he brought home large collections to Gothenburg where he was head of the Ethnographical Museum.

In 1912 he was awarded the Loubat Prize and the Wahlberg gold medal.


Besides numerous articles in scientific periodicals Nordenskiold published:

  • Fran hogfjall och urskogar (1902)
  • Indianlif i El Gran Chaco (1910; German translation, 1912)
  • Indianer och hvita (1911)
  • Sydamerikas indianer (1912)
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