The Info List - Sherburne F. Cook

Sherburne Friend Cook was a physiologist by training, and served as professor and chairman of the department of physiology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was also a noted pioneer in population studies of the native peoples of North America and Mesoamerica
and in field methods and quantitative analysis in archaeology. Cook studied at Harvard University
Harvard University
and served in France during World War I. He completed his Ph.D. thesis, The Toxicity of the Heavy Metals in Relation to Respiration, in 1925. He taught physiology at Berkeley from 1928 until his retirement in 1966. Cook repeatedly returned to the problems of estimating the pre-Columbian populations of California, Mexico, and other regions, and of tracing the rate and reasons for their subsequent decline. He often arrived at higher figures for pre-contact populations than had previous scholars, and his work has not escaped criticism within this controversial field (e.g., W. Michael Mathes
W. Michael Mathes


1 Selected publications 2 Honors 3 References 4 External links

Selected publications[edit]

The Extent and Significance of Disease among the Indians of Baja California. 1935. Ibero-Americana No. 12. University of California, Berkeley. The Population of Central Mexico in the Sixteenth Century. 1948. Ibero-Americana No. 31. University of California, Berkeley. (with Woodrow Borah) Essays in Population History. 1971-1979. 3 vols. University of California
Press, Berkeley. The Conflict between the California
Indians and White Civilization. 1976. University of California
Press, Berkeley. (Reprinting six studies originally published in Ibero-Americana, 1940-1943) The Population of the California
Indians, 1769-1970. 1976. University of California
Press, Berkeley.


Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in 1938


Brooks, Sheilagh T. 1976. "Tribute to Sherburne Friend , 1896-1974". Journal of California
Anthropology 3:3-12. Mathes, W. Michael. 2005. "Reflections and Considerations Regarding Baja California
Demography Before and During the Mission Period". In Archaeology
without Limits: Papers in Honor of Clement W. Meighan, edited by Brian D. Dillon and Matthew A. Boxt, pp. 205–212. Labyrinthos, Lancaster, California.

External links[edit]

Works by Sherburne F. Cook at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Sherburne F. Cook at Internet Archive "Tribute to Sherburne Friend , 1896-1974"; includes "Anthropological Bibliography of Sherburne Friend Cook" excerpted from a more extensive bibliography in the original publication.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 36941462 LCCN: n50027293 ISNI: 0000 0001 0887 9169 GND: 1047967359 SUDOC: 028999207 BNF: cb12071780j (data) SN