Hiram Bingham III
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Hiram Bingham III

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, were housed in the Division of Anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum, until their transfer to Peru.  The archaeological collections are now at the Casa Concha in Cuzco and the archival material is curated at Yale

Photograph courtesy of Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University Library.