Category Archives: Research

The Krapina Neanderthals – Paul Mitchell

Paul marvels at the Neanderthal teeth from Krapina with Davorka Radovčić of the Croatian Natural History Museum.

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. Although Neanderthal specimens […]

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Daggers and Fighting Knives – Ur Project: July 2015

Ashur-Nasir-Pal II Palace Relief and Mustafa Barzani

Daggers and Fighting Knives from Ur Sheath pseudomorphs on copper alloy blades (B17506 and 30-12-288) from Ur. Over the past two months I’ve been examining metal tools and weapons from Ur and have now completed the analysis.  The last few trays of objects were bladed tools and weapons such as axes, chisels, razors, and dagger/knives […]

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Two Perspectives on the Financial Crisis: Part 2: A Year in the Perspective – Kurtis Tanaka

Pagouria from a distance. Photo by Amanda Ball.

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. As Amanda Ball […]

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Migrant Matters – Enika Selby

Traditional Karen food in Bangkok

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. June 15, 2015 […]

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In Which the Worlds of Canada, the UK, the US, and China Collide – Eileen Wang

Professor Edith Hillan and me at the symposium

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. Jining, Shandong, China […]

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Excavating the Stories behind the Numbers – Eileen Wang

Me and my fieldwork tool – the recorder.

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field.   June 26, […]

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The Work Goes (Sub-Awning, Yawning) On – Jeremy Cohen

A leader by example

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. When George Washington […]

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Two Perspectives in the Financial Crisis in Greece: Part 1: From the Field – Amanda Ball

Pagouria from a distance. Photo by Amanda Ball.

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. July 5, 2015 […]

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Sawadee ka from Bangkok! – Enika Selby

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Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. May 31, 2015 […]

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Start Somewhere – Janelle Sadarananda

My trusty notebook and me in the field at Eleon (photo by Max MacDonald).

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. 2 July 2015 […]

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