Hiram Bingham III (b. 1875, d. 1956; Yale College Class of 1898)
was an adjunct professor in the history of Latin America at Yale
University from 1907 to 1915. Although he was not an anthropologist by
training or formally affiliated with the Peabody Museum, Bingham
contributed to the Museum through his re-discovery of the famous
archaeological site of Machu Picchu in Peru. His collection of
archaeological material from that site, along with associated documents
and photographs, are housed in the Division of Anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum.
Photograph courtesy of Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University Library.