University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Onondaga Nation and Swedish Engineers Join Hands on Global Food Production

Oren Lyons at Penn Museum, April 16, 2014

By: Lucy Fowler Williams

Native American economic initiatives are influencing our world today…here is a terrific example! A new economic initiative in Indian Country that moves beyond the sale of tobacco and casinos is Plantagon, an innovative international partnership with Native American principles at its core. We heard about it from Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation (in […]

Journey across China from Beijing to Bortala. Day 1- Beijing

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By: Annie Chan

The hazy morning sun, the wide intersections flanked by colossal buildings accommodating commuters on various forms of conveyance, and the hustle and bustle of a morning market are scenes characteristic of the center of Beijing. What strikes me as a distinct difference from the previous times I had been here is how refreshingly balmy it […]

Food Dish [Object of the Day #121]


By: admin

Bowls of this unique, elegant form come from the islands of Wuvulu and Aua, in the Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea). The culture of these two islands is actually Micronesian rather than Melanesian, and the minimalist feel of these bowls is typical of the Micronesian aesthetic.  Although an early visitor reported seeing them used to […]

How to Make West African Lamb and Plantain Gravy

By: Amy Ellsworth

Chef Roshan Martin from our Peppermill Café prepares a traditional West African meal with a twist on the NBC10! Show in honor of the Imagine Africa gallery project.

Penn Museum Featured on NBC10 Go Global Stay Local: Africa

By: Josh

Kate Quinn, Director of Exhibits is featured in this video spot on NBC 10 highlighting some of the African cultural experiences West Philly has to offer including our Imagine Africa project.

Food from the Silk Road [PHOTO]

By: Josh

We’re working around the clock to ready the debut of our Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition in two weeks. But who can work on an empty stomach? The Pepper Mill Café at the Penn Museum invites guests to take a culinary journey along the Silk Road. The Café offers a changing variety of regionally-inspired […]

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