Walter Lehmann (1878-1939)

"Walter Hartmut Traugott Erdmann Lehmann (16 September 1878 – 7 February 1939) was a German ethnologist, linguist and archeologist, known for his documentation of many indigenous cultures and languages of Central America. He studied under Eduard Seler, a renowned specialist in Mesoamerican cultures. Between 1907 and 1909 he undertook an expedition traveling from Panama to Mexico, in which he collected artefacts and ethnographic and linguistic data. He collected the only known documentation of several indigenous languages of Central America before they became extinct. His 1915 habilitation thesis was a vocabulary of the Rama language, and an historical analysis of the Subtiaba language. In 1921 he became director of the Ethnological Museum of Berlin." - ( 28.09.2019)

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was born Berlin September 16, 1878
died Berlin February 07, 1939


Student Natural science, medicine 1898-1903
professional / worker Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin 1903-1910
Researcher Middle America, South America 1907-1909
professional / worker Privatdozent Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Munich 1915-1920
professional / worker professor Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Munich 1920-1921
professional / worker Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin Berlin 1921-1934
Researcher Mexico, Guatemala 1925-1926
professional / worker Madrid 1934-1936

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