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Back to the Baths: Season 3 at Cosa – Sophie Crawford-Brown

Aerial view of our excavation area. The round outline of the laconicum is visible on the left (photo by Matthew Brennan).

By: Anne Tiballi

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. At the beginning […]


Quartz Crystals and Camelids; Why They Chose Cuncaicha – Katherine Morucci

Cuncaicha rock shelter

By: Anne Tiballi

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. August 1, 2015 […]


Archaeology of Central Asia: Excavations in Xinjiang (Part 1) – Annie Chan

My happy place: excavating inside a rock shelter.

By: Anne Tiballi

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. August 7, 2015 […]


Updates from Thrace: A Roman Gemstone – Samuel Holzman

The carnelian gemstone with a representation of Hermes (illustration by Sam Holzman).

By: Anne Tiballi

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. This summer I […]


On Maadi and Migration – Emily Sutcliffe

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By: Anne Tiballi

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. Prior to my […]


Trekking in Transoxiana: My Journey to Central Asia and Beyond – Kyle Olson

Togolok-21, a fortified BMAC site in Turkmenistan (Photo Credit: Google Image Search, www.andrewlawler.com).

By: Anne Tiballi

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. 1 August 2015 […]


Proyecto Arqueologico Busilja-Chocolja 2015: Behind the Scenes – Whit Schroder

The 2015 team celebrating Carnitas Day

By: Anne Tiballi

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. Archaeology is fun, […]


Teens and Tumuli: Cultural Heritage Education at Gordion, Turkey

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By: Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann

By Ayșe Gürsan-Salzmann, Naomi F. Miller, and Janelle Sadarananda This post is part of a series reporting on the Gordion Cultural Heritage Education Project, led by Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann, Assistant Director of the Gordion Project. Naomi F. Miller, consulting scholar at the Penn Museum, and Janelle Sadarananda, graduate student in AAMW, provided additional adult supervision in […]


The Krapina Neanderthals – Paul Mitchell

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

By: Anne Tiballi

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 […]


Daggers and Fighting Knives – Ur Project: July 2015

Ashur-Nasir-Pal II Palace Relief and Mustafa Barzani

By: Kyra Kaercher

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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