University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Penn students gain a window into current Museum research

By: Beth Van Horn

How many undergrads get to see current archaeological research up close—as in, under a microscope? The 15 Penn undergraduates taking Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau’s new Spring semester course “Archaeology and Science” got to view samples of ceramic and metal objects from Ban Chiang, a site excavated by Penn Museum in Northeast Thailand. One year after the […]

A Day in the Life of Bounheuang Bouasisengpaseuth (Continued)

By: Bounheuang Bouasisengpaseuth

Wednesday afternoon Every Wednesday at noon, I attend the Introduction to Archaeological Ceramics II class in the Museum’s new ceramics lab, taught by Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau. I listen and try to understand the very technical lectures about things like petrographic thin section analysis, which is how to explain what kind of mineral we saw in […]

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