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The catalogue of the U.S. Exploring Expedition's collection of ethnographic and archaeological artifacts amassed during the four-year voyage was compiled in the 1840s by two members of the scientific corps, Titian Ramsay Peale and Charles Pickering. The original catalogue "Collections of the United States South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition," which can be found in the National Anthropological Archives, lists 2,487 artifacts with 29 duplicate numbers, for a total of 2,516 ethnological specimens. The collection documents most of the world they explored, including North and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji and numerous other Pacific island groups. [read more about this database]

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