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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Works: 151 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 13,791 library holdings
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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 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 436 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 427 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 198 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 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 174 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 172 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 )

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

Faustkeil - Silex - Pebble Tool
The Maya vase conservation project by Lynn A Grant( Book )

3 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]
Santa Cruz Island figure sculpture and its social and ritual contexts by William H Davenport( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 117 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 100 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 100 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
Piedras Negras archaeology, 1931-1939 by Linton Satterthwaite( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization : the crucial phase by Brian Spooner( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 94 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
Settlement archaeology at Quiriguá, Guatemala by Wendy Ashmore( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz by Elin C Danien( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 80 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 by Maude de Schauensee( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 76 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 )

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

The site of Dún Ailinne is one of four major ritual sites from the Irish Iron Age, each said to form the center of a political kingdom and thus described as "royal." Excavation has produced artifacts ranging from the Neolithic (about 5,000 years ago) through the later Iron Age (fourth century CE), when the site was the focus of repeated rituals, probably related to the creation and maintenance of political hegemony. A series of timber structures were built and replaced as each group of leaders sought to claim ancient descent from a deep past and still create something unique and lasting.Pam J. Crabtree and Ronald Hicks provide analyses on, respectively, biological remains and Dún Ailinne's role in folklore, myth, and the sacred landscape, while Katherine Moreau examines bronze and iron artifacts and Elizabeth Hamilton, slag.Content of this book's CD-ROM may be found online at this location: http://core.tdar.org/project/376584.University Museum Monograph, 129
Reports on the Vrokastro area, eastern Crete. sites and pottery by Barbara J Hayden( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 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
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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

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