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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Works: 152 works in 283 publications in 2 languages and 12,711 library holdings
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Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: GN1, 301.205
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in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for ancient Egypt : art, architecture, and artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology by University of Pennsylvania( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American voices on identity, art, and culture : objects of everlasting esteem( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dynamic discourse stimulated by 78 magnificent objects created by Native Americans over the years, now housed in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the responses of contemporary Native Americans to those objects forms the core of this book. The book itself helps define the Museum's role within the realms of a large research university and the general public, presenting and clarifying some of the connections between the Museum and the Native American communities."--Jacket
Treasures from the royal tombs of Ur by University of Pennsylvania( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in photography : expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology by Alessandro Pezzati( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vintage photographs in this collection range from pictures taken for record-keeping purposes to glorious aesthetic treats
Time and temporality in the ancient world( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of movement : trails, paths, and roads in anthropological perspective by James E Snead( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Landscapes of Movement originates from the premise that trails, paths, and roads are the physical manifestation of human movement through the landscape and are central to an understanding of that movement. The study of these features connects with many intellectual domains, engaging history, geography, environmental studies, and, in particular, anthropology and archaeology. These diverse fields together provide not only a better understanding of infrastructure but also of social, political, and economic organization, cultural expressions of patterned movement, and the ways that trails, paths, and roads reflect aculture's traditional knowledge, worldview, memory, and identity." "The contributors to Landscapes of Movement document these routes across different times and cultures, from those made by hunter-gatherers in the Great Basin of North America to causeways in the Bolivian Amazon to Bronze Age towns in the Near East, examined through aerial and satellite photography, surface survey, historic records, and archaeological excavation. The essays consider many factors in the development and use of trails, paths, and roads, including labor, technology, terrain characteristics, landscape features, access, and ownership. Diverse scales of movement are also addressed, ranging from paths between home and fields to roads used for long-distance journeying. Overall, the book makes the case for the centrality of paths, trails, and roads as an organizing element of human lives throughout history."--Jacket
The Tlingit encounter with photography by Sharon Gmelch( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, shortly after the invention of photography, the Tlingit of southeastern Alaska encountered early Russian and American survey teams, ethnographic investigators, studio photographers, tourists, and resident amateur and commercial photographers. Why were the Tlingit photographed and how were their images disseminated? How were they portrayed through photography? How active were the Tlingit in shaping the images taken of them and in controlling their representation? Did photography remain an alien technology and activity or did the Tlingit incorporate it into their own culture? Based on research in thirteen North American archives (including the Penn Museum's Shotridge Collection), a close examination of hundreds of photographs, and extensive oral-history interviews in Sitka and other sites with both Tlingit and non-Native residents, Sharon Bohn Gmelch presents valuable insights on the motivations and reactions of Native subjects to being photographed. She shows the ways the Tlingit incorporated photography and came to use it for their own purposes, expressing a new sense of empowerment as they reclaimed images from public archives for their own purposes. This is the first book to explore the photographic imagery of the Tlingit during a critical period of change, from the 1860s through the 1920s. It also provides the first full treatment of the Tlingit photography of Elbridge W. Merrill, a neglected figure in the history of ethnographic photography
Multiple approaches to the study of bifacial technologies( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Maya vase conservation project by Lynn A Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "[photographs of] each of those vessels ... their initial condition, treatment, and final appearance. Detailed information on each vessel's provenience, dimensions, and iconography are also found on this CD."--Page [xv]
In Arab lands : the Bonfils collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Cruz Island figure sculpture and its social and ritual contexts by William H Davenport( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographic study of traditional sculpture from Santa Cruz Island
Early urban life in the land of Anshan : excavations at Tal-e Malyan in the highlands of Iran by William M Sumner( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piedras Negras archaeology, 1931-1939 by Linton Satterthwaite( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconfiguring the Silk Road : new research on East-West exchange in antiquity by Jane Hickman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Bronze Age through the Middle Ages, a network of trade and migration routes brought people from across Eurasia into contact. Their commerce included political, social, and artistic ideas, as well as material goods such as metals and textiles. Reconfiguring the Silk Road offers new research on the earliest trade and cultural interactions along these routes, mapping the spread and influence of Silk Road economies and social structures over time. This volume features contributions by renowned scholars uncovering new discoveries related to populations that lived in the Tarim Basin, the advanced state of textile manufacturing in the region, and the diffusion of domesticated grains across Inner Asia. Other chapters include an analysis of the dispersal of languages across the Eurasian Steppe and a detailed examination of the domestication of the horse in the region. Contextualized with a foreword by Colin Renfrew and introduction by Victor Mair, Reconfiguring the Silk Road provides a new assessment of the intercultural evolution along the steppes and beyond
Settlement archaeology at Quiriguá, Guatemala by Wendy Ashmore( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization : the crucial phase by Brian Spooner( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization: The Crucial Phrase brings together scholars of anthropology and social science, as well as law and medicine to examine the challenges and opportunities introduced by rapid globalization, including economic diversity, education, labor, health, and environmental concerns
Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz by Elin C Danien( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dozen tales in this book were collected from Guatemalan informants early in the twentieth century recorded in the words of the storytellers. They come down to us unfiltered by anthropologists, writers, or professional folklorists. The tales make up a fascinating collection that informs in significant and creative ways how the Maya view their world and how they were engaged with the greater world around them in insightful and often humorous ways. They offer transformations, ogres, anthropomorphic animals, mountains and caves, and supernatural explanations for natural phenomena, along with the origins of modes of dress and behavior, medical rituals, and tales that carry folk interpretations of the Popul Vuh, the ancient Maya creation myth. Elin C. Danien's introductory essay includes biographical information about the collectors, suggestions of pre-Columbian roots for the tales, and a history of the previous restricted publication. Her explanations of cultural behavior enhance the human qualities of the actors without transgressing the storytellers. The early date of these tales makes the book extremely unusual and fresh
Peoples and crafts in period IVB at Hasanlu, Iran( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has had a long-standing interest in the archaeology of Iran. In 1956, Robert H. Dyson, Jr., began excavations south of Lake Urmia at the large mounded site of Hasanlu. Although the results of these excavations await final publication, the Hasanlu Special Studies series--of which this monograph is the fourth volume--describes and analyzes specific aspects of technology, style, and iconography. This volume describes a group of ongoing research projects, most of which provide new information on Iron Age technology. A theme that runs through these studies is the degree to which ancient workers varied the composition of their products to create desirable colors and textures. The book begins with a description of the wooden furniture fragments along with fittings and decorative elements for furniture. It presents the first detailed description of the charred textiles, and places these textiles in their archaeological contexts, suggesting the roles that textiles may have played in daily life. Later chapters assess the significance of Hasanlu in the history of glassmaking, describe the archaeometallurgy of the Hasanlu IVB bronzes, and present a catalog of the bladed weapons. Also, the book presents the evidence for deliberate violence against individuals as indicated by their skeletal injuries and the results of a project undertaken to determine whether DNA could be used to obtain a better understanding of the population history at Hasanlu."--Publisher's website
Dún Ailinne : excavations at an Irish royal site, 1968-1975 by Susan A Johnston( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Searching for ancient Egypt : art, architecture, and artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Alternative Names

controlled identityUniversity of Pennsylvania. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Bonfils Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

MASCA

Museo di archeologia e antropologia dell'Università della Pennsylvania

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Muzej arheologije i antropologije Univerziteta Pennsylvanije

Penn Museum

Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania

University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Philadelphia, Pa.)

University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Музей археологии и антропологии Пенсильванского университета

המוזיאון לארכאולוגיה ואנתרופולוגיה של אוניברסיטת פנסילבניה

متحف الآثار والأنثروبولوجيا في جامعة بنسيلفانيا

펜실베이니아 대학교 인류고고학 박물관

ペンシルベニア大学考古学人類学博物館

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Native American voices on identity, art, and culture : objects of everlasting esteemTreasures from the royal tombs of UrAdventures in photography : expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyTime and temporality in the ancient worldLandscapes of movement : trails, paths, and roads in anthropological perspectiveThe Tlingit encounter with photographyMultiple approaches to the study of bifacial technologiesThe Maya vase conservation project