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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Works: 175 works in 311 publications in 2 languages and 15,673 library holdings
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Classifications: GN1, 301.205
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in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains papers of ongoing research among arctic scholars. Mikhail A. Chlenov and Igor I. Krupnik describe recently discovered whaling ceremonial complex on Chukchi Peninsula, Siberia. Susan A. Kaplan, Richard H. Jordan and Glenn W. Sheehan report on significance of whaling outfit from Sledge Island, north Alaska. William W. Fitzhugh discusses prehistoric origins of Yupik-speaking Bering Sea Eskimos. Bernadette Driscoll examines use of glass beads by 19th century Inuit women in Canadian arctic to extend symbolism in skin tattoos and traditional garments
Adventures in photography : expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology by Alessandro Pezzati( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vintage photographs in this collection range from pictures taken for record-keeping purposes to glorious aesthetic treats
Santa Cruz Island figure sculpture and its social and ritual contexts by William H Davenport( )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the ethnographic study of traditional sculpture from Santa Cruz Island (Nendo) in the southwest Pacific, the late anthropologist William H. Davenport presents a distinctive genre of figurative carvings produced for and used in traditional religious rituals and ceremonies. Santa Cruz Island, part of the Solomon Islands nation, lies in the ethnographic region called Melanesia." "The book begins with the history of Santa Cruz Island society since the first Europeans came to the area in 1595, and records the distinctive characteristics of the culture. Included are meticulous descriptions of Nendo's sacred objects, unique red-feather currency, and ceremonial dances and rituals. An engaging transcription of oral myths relayed by local informants reveals how Santa Cruz believers distinguished, celebrated, and communicated with their deities." "The extensive catalogue entries cover 55 specimens of Santa Cruz Island sculpture, with black and white photographs of each. Since this is the first text to present this sculpture tradition, all figures discovered in the future will be judged against this corpus of authenticated originals. Figures that have long stood mute in many of the world's museums are now given voice through Davenport's text." "The 72 color photographs by the author on the accompanying CD illustrate life as it was lived on Santa Cruz before independence in 1978, recording a culture which is barely now remembered by the descendants of those who created it. These illustrations provide a visual context for the sculptures and the ceremonies surrounding their worship."--Jacket
Settlement archaeology at Quiriguá, Guatemala by Wendy Ashmore( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "figures for part 2 ... all plates [and 1 table each for parts 1 and 2 and all tables for part 3].--P. [ix]-xii
Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz by Elin C Danien( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 708 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
Dún Ailinne : excavations at an Irish royal site, 1968-1975 by Susan A Johnston( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains some of the figures and all of the plates. Full listing on p. ix-xi
Searching for ancient Egypt : art, architecture, and artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology by University of Pennsylvania( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an introductory essay, David Silverman documents the major expeditions conducted throughout Egypt and in Nubia and summarizes the new information gleaned about ancient Egyptian civilization. Donald Redford then defines a historical context for the objects illustrated. Chapters on art, architectural monuments, and artifacts each begin with an essay by a recognized expert in the field, explaining the historical and sociological context for the objects shown
Globalization : the crucial phase by Brian Spooner( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 464 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
Native American voices on identity, art, and culture : objects of everlasting esteem( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 441 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 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects, excavated in the 1930s by renowned British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, from the third-millennium-B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts.Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time--jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.--Amazon.com
Peoples and crafts in period IVB at Hasanlu, Iran( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bronze Age Towers at Bat, Sultanate of Oman : Research by the Bat Archaeological Project, 2007-12 by Christopher P Thornton( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third millennium B.C.E., the Oman Peninsula was the site of an important kingdom known in Akkadian texts as "Magan," which traded extensively with the Indus Civilization, southern Iran, the Persian Gulf states, and southern Mesopotamia. Excavations have been carried out in this region since the 1970s, although the majority of studies have focused on mortuary monuments at the expense of settlement archaeology. While domestic structures of the Bronze Age have been found and are the focus of current research at Bat, most settlements dating from the third millennium B.C.E. in Oman and the U.A.E. are defined by the presence of large, circular monuments made of mudbrick or stone that are traditionally called "towers." Whether these so-called towers are defensive, agricultural, political, or ritual structures has long been debated, but very few comprehensive studies of these monuments have been attempted. Between 2007 and 2012, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology conducted excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman under the direction of the late Gregory L. Possehl. The focus of these years was on the monumental stone towers of the third millennium B.C.E., looking at the when, how, and why of their construction through large-scale excavation, GIS-aided survey, and the application of radiocarbon dates. This has been the most comprehensive study of nonmortuary Bronze Age monuments ever conducted on the Oman Peninsula, and the results provide new insight into the formation and function of these impressive structures that surely formed the social and political nexus of Magan's kingdom
Time and temporality in the ancient world( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of movement : trails, paths, and roads in anthropological perspective by J. Andrew Darling( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 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 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on research in 13 North American archives (including the Penn Museum's Shotridge Collection), examination of hundreds of photographs, and extensive oral-history interviews with both Tlingit and non-Natives, Sharon Bohn Gmelch presents valuable insights on the reactions of Native subjects to being photographed and their own early use of photography. Today, these now historical images are being reclaimed from public archives by the Tlingit, contributing to a new sense of empowerment and pride in their rich heritage." "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." "The author has included 129 rare photographic images, a map, bibliography, and index."--BOOK JACKET
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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 135 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of photographs offers a glimpse into Ottoman Syria, Palestine, and Egypt in the latter half of the 19th century. The pictures reveal details about dress, customs, and ways of life
Reconfiguring the Silk Road : new research on East-West exchange in antiquity by Jane Hickman( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 106 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. Contributors: David W. Anthony, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Dorcas R. Brown, Peter Brown, Michael D. Frachetti, Jane Hickman, Philip L. Kohl, Victor H. Mair, J.P. Mallory, Joseph G. Manning, Colin Renfrew
Early urban life in the land of Anshan : excavations at Tal-e Malyan in the highlands of Iran by William M Sumner( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz
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Santa Cruz Island figure sculpture and its social and ritual contextsSettlement archaeology at Quiriguá, GuatemalaMaya folktales from the Alta VerapazDún Ailinne : excavations at an Irish royal site, 1968-1975Searching for ancient Egypt : art, architecture, and artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyNative American voices on identity, art, and culture : objects of everlasting esteemTreasures from the royal tombs of UrTime and temporality in the ancient world
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controlled identityUniversity of Pennsylvania. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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

Museo di archeologia e antropologia dell'Università della Pennsylvania

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Muzej arheologije i antropologije Univerziteta Pennsylvanije

Muzeo de Arkeologio kaj Antropologio de Universitato de Pensilvanio

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.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology archeologiemuseum in Philadelphia, de Verenigde Staten

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Museum in Philadelphia

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

宾夕法尼亚大学考古学及古人类学博物馆

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