Erland Nordenskiold
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Erland Nordenskiold
Erland Nordenskiöld
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Erland Nordenskiöld
Born19 July 1877
AwardsLoubat Prize
Scientific career
Erland Nordenskiöld with ashluslay (nivaclé) during the Hernmarck expedition 1908-1909.

Baron Nils Erland Herbert Nordenskiöld (19 July 1877 – 5 July 1932) was a Swedish archeologist and anthropologist. Nordenskiöld's research focused on the ethnography and prehistory of South America.


He was born in Stockholm, the son of N. A. E. Nordenskiöld. He was educated at Uppsala, was connected with the Museum of Natural History at Stockholm (1906-08), and became director of the ethnographic division of the Göteborg Museum (1913). He made journeys of discovery in Patagonia (1899), in Argentina and Bolivia (1901-02), in Peru and Bolivia (1904-05), in Bolivia (1908-09), and in 1913 in the interior of South America.[1] From these journeys he brought home large collections to Gothenburg where he was head of the Ethnographical Museum.

In 1912 he was awarded the Loubat Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the Wahlberg gold medal of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. He was elected a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1932.[2]


Besides numerous articles in scientific periodicals Nordenskiöld published:

  • Från högfjäll och urskogar (1902)
  • Indianlif i El Gran Chaco (1910; German translation, 1912)
  • Indianer och hvita (1911)
  • Sydamerikas indianer (1912)


  1. ^ New International Encyclopedia
  2. ^ "E. Nordenskiöld (1877 - 1932)". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 13 July 2020.


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