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The Morton Collection of Human Skulls at the Penn Museum

By: Amy Ellsworth

Penn Museum’s Morton Collection of 19th Century Skulls Flickr set. Read the Article Lewis JE, DeGusta D, Meyer MR, Monge JM, Mann AE, et al. (2011) The Mismeasure of Science: Stephen Jay Gould versus Samuel George Morton on Skulls and Bias. PLoS Biol 9(6): e1001071. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001071 In the News Wade, Nicholas (June 13, 2011). “Scientists […]

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Fun Friday Image of the Week – The Lovers

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By: Amy Ellsworth

    Hasanlu is an archaeological excavation site in Iran, Western Azerbaijan, Solduz Valley. Theses skeletons were found in a Bin with no objects. The only feature is a stone slab under the head of the skeleton on the left hand side (SK335). Penn Museum Image #97482. Find out more about Hasanlu at www.penn.museum/sites/hasanlu

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Day Five Digging at Tham An Mah

By: Amy Ellsworth

The team has dug the one by two down to about a meter revealing a beautiful pot completely in tact. Joyce deliberated with BeunHoung about digging a square meter around the pot to get the whole thing out. This of course means more sifting. She said it was most likely a burial pot from the […]

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The Golden Age of King Midas

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