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How Many Toilet Paper Tubes Will It Take to Operate Penn Museum Summer Camp 2013?

Check out what’s holding up this camper’s temple pediment!  I was really hoping for campers to have four tubes to make four columns and an actual mini-temple.  Alas, we ran low on TP tubes by the time we got to this craft.

By: Jennifer Reifsteck

I’m not into social media that much (for starters, I don’t do Facebook–gasp!), but if my fellow colleagues at the Penn Museum would happen to pick an avatar, a visual representation for myself, it would probably be this: This is not because I visit the bathroom more frequently than the average person.  This is because […]

Are You Game?

By: Nathaniel

When my mom asked me if I wanted to go to last week’s Museum camp in February and she said it was about games I said “Sure.” I thought it would be fun because I already learned how to play the game Mancala last year at the Museum’s Domino Event and I was really good at […]

Trans-Atlantic, Virtual Archaeology

By: Gabrielle Niu

When considering of the study of the ancient world, we often think of monumental architecture, impeccably preserved urban centers or extravagant tombs, celebrated literary or religious texts. These types of sources, however, offer only a limited, and often polished, window into the lives of the social elite.  It is often necessary to dig further to […]

Day Seven

By: Amy Ellsworth

The next morning at breakfast, we were talking with Joyce and the team about the american phenomenon of summer camp. Michael recounted his experience at “Mount Misery” and Joyce asked how this experience at the excavation camp compared. He said he was having some difficulty, digestion-wise, and suddenly his face iced over and his hand […]

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