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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Works: 48 works in 102 publications in 1 language and 4,019 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Archives  Folklore  Conference proceedings  Classification 
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Classifications: GN36.U62, 935
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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 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treasures from the royal tombs of Ur by University of Pennsylvania( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Settlement archaeology at Quirigua, Guatemala by Wendy Ashmore( )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz ( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 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
Time and temporality in the ancient world ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tlingit encounter with photography by Sharon Gmelch( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 171 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 )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 147 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 129 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."--P. [xv]
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 97 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
The Maikop treasure by Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich Leskov( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogue.University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia --Antikenabteilung, Staatliche Museen, Berlin --Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Berlin --Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York --The Maikop collection: a historical overview
Additions and alterations : a commentary on the architecture of the North Acropolis, Tikal, Guatemala by H. Stanley Loten( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The library of Daniel Garrison Brinton by University of Pennsylvania( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yeki bud, yeki nabud : essays on the archaeology of Iran in honor of William M. Sumner ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient Greek world : the Rodney S. Young Gallery by Donald White( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a partial presentation of an exhibit on ancient Greece at the Rodney S. Young Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, located in Philadelphia. Offers information on the religion, funeral customs, economy, geography, and daily life of ancient Greece. Provides access to exhibits on other ancient and modern world cultures. Links to the Museum's home page
Peoples and crafts in period IVB at Hasanlu, Iran ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 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
Treasure of the Calusa : the Johnson/Willcox collection from Mound Key, Florida by Ryan J Wheeler( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study of artifacts in the Johnson/Willcox collection held by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The "Ur-nammu" Stela by Jeanny Vorys Canby( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Navajo film themselves ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Spirit of Navajos--This film depicts the spiritual and traditional healing practices of the elder medicine man or singer called Sam Yazzie. Sam was also a grandfather to the filmmakers, Maxine and Mary Jane Tsosie. This version of the film was edited to remove parts of the sandpainting ceremonies depicted at the request of the Navajo Nation Museum Cultural Consultant Robert Johnson and Archivist Eunice Kahn. Mr Johnson stated that some segments were culturally inappropriate for visual reproduction and potentially dangerous for both Navajo and other audiences to see. For more information on this decision see http://www.penn.museum/sites/navajofilmthemselves/the-films-2/the-spirit-of-the-navajo/ (final paragraph)
Treasures from the royal tombs of Ur ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Produced to accompany the traveling exhibition, this video recounts the thrilling discovery made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum and British Museum joint excavations in the 1930s at the Sumerian site of ancient Ur, the traditional home of the prophet Abraham. The wealth of objects from the tombs in the Royal Cemetery represents the highest artistic achievements of the Sumerians, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum's collection includes much of the spectacular jewelry, and objects from the tomb of Queen Pu'abi
 
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