Expedition Volume 51, Number 2 Summer 2009

Expedition Volume 51, Number 2 Summer 2009Special Feature: His Golden Touch - The Gordion Drawings of Piet de Jong
Cover: The Turkish team excavates Gordion's Iron Age Citadel in 1953.

Features
Gordion in History
Gareth Darbyshire and Gabriel H. Pizzorno

Building Digital Gordion - Coping with the Past in the 21st Century
Gareth Darbyshire and Gabriel H. Pizzorno

"To the Victory of Caracalla" - New Roman Altars at Gordion
Gareth Darbyshire, Kenneth W. Harl, and Andrew L. Goldman

Special Feature
His Golden Touch - The Gordion Drawings of Piet de Jong
Ann Blair Brownlee

Read more: Expedition Volume 51, Number 2 Summer 2009

 

Expedition Volume 51, Number 3 Winter 2009

Expedition Magazine Volume 51, Number 3Cover: Aerial view of Butrint, Albania. Photo by Butrint Foundation/Alket Islami.

Features
Unraveling Butrint
James G. Schryver

Decoding Butrint’s Fortifications
Richard Hodges and Nevila Molla

Ugolini’s Presentation of Butrint to the Italian Public
James G. Schryver

Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to Butrint
Richard Hodges

Tracking East African Cattle Herders from Prehistory to the Present
Kathleen Ryan, Photography by Jennifer Chiappardi

The Turtles of Philadelphia's Culinary Past
Teagan Schweitzer

Read more: Expedition Volume 51, Number 3 Winter 2009

 

Expedition Volume 52, Number 1 Spring 2010

Expedition Volume 51, Number 4Cover: Work underway at the ash altar of Zeus, Mt. Lykaion, June 28, 2009. Left to right: Gabe Burkett, Arvey Basa, and Dan Diffendale undertaking the topographical survey; Alexis Belis, Maya Gupta, and Alex Lessie sieving the earth from the trench. Photo by David Gilman Romano.

Features

Excavating at the Birthplace of Zeus: The Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
David Gilman Romano and Mary E. Voyatzis

In the Heart of the Village: Exploring Archaeological Remains in Chatrikhera Village, Rajasthan, India
Teresa P. Raczek and Namita S. Sugandhi

Ethno-Graphics: Keeping Visual Field Notes in Vietnam
Carol Hendrickson

Read more: Expedition Volume 52, Number 1 Spring 2010

 

Expedition Volume 52, Number 3 Winter 2010

Expedition Volume 52, Number 3Cover: Yingpan Man, excavated from Yingpan, Yuli (Lop Nur) County, dates to the 3rd to 4th century CE. His clothing is finely made, and his painted mask is decorated with gold leaf. (Photo credit: Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology Collection)

Features
The Silk Roads in History
Daniel C. Waugh

The Mummies of East Central Asia
Victor H. Mair

Textiles from the Silk Road: Intercultural Exchanges among Nomads, Traders, and Agriculturalists
Angela Sheng

Bronze Age Languages of the Tarim Basin
J.P. Mallory

Read more: Expedition Volume 52, Number 3 Winter 2010

 

Expedition Volume 53, Number 1 Spring 2011

Expedition Volume 53, Number 1Cover: Detail from Afghan war rug shown on page 13. Amanullah Khan, depicted here, helped lead Afghanistan to independence in 1919. Photo by Textile Museum of Canada.

Features

Afghan Wars, Oriental Carpets, and Globalization
By Brian Spooner

Resurrecting Gordion: Preserving Turkey's Phyrgian Capital
By Frank G. Matero and C. Brian Rose

In Search of San Pietro D'asso
By Stefano Campana, Michelle Hobart, Richard Hodges, Adrianna de Svastich, and Jennifer McAuley

Archaeometry and Shipwrecks: A Review Article. From Mine to Microscope: Advances in the Study of Ancient Technology
By James D. Muhly

Read more: Expedition Volume 53, Number 1 Spring 2011

 

Expedition Volume 53, Number 2 Summer 2011

Expedition Volume 53, Number 2Cover: The “Bikini Girls” mosaic, thought to represent an athletic competition, dates to the 4th century AD. Two of the ten athletes are portrayed here: a young woman with hand weights and another woman about to throw a discus. The complete mosaic from Piazza Armerina is on page 34.

Features

Excavating the Roman Peasant
By Kim Bowes, Mariaelena Ghisleni, Cam Grey, and Emanuele Vaccaro

Wine, Slaves, and the Emperor at Villa Magna
By Elizabeth Fentress, Caroline Goodson, and Marco Maiuro

Rediscovering the Heel: Archaeology and History in Northern Apulia
By Giuliano Volpe

The Villa del Casale of Piazza Armerina
By Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio

The Silver Rush in Tuscany's Wild West: Medieval Archaeology in the Metal Hills
By Giovanna Bianchi

Read more: Expedition Volume 53, Number 2 Summer 2011

 

Expedition Volume 53, Number 3 Winter 2011

Expedition Volume 53, Number 3Cover: This portion of a famous Minoan fresco depicts both women (white figure) and men (brown figure) engaged in the sport of bull-leaping. It was recovered from the palace at Knossos in Crete, and dates to ca. 1450–1400 BC. The complete fresco is on page 11. Photo courtesy of the Heraklion Museum, Crete.

Features

Bulls and Bull-leaping in the Minoan World
Jeremy McInerney

Penelope's Geese: Pets of the Ancient Greeks
Kenneth Kitchell

A View of the Horse from the Classical Perspective: The Penn Museum Collection
Donald White

Read more: Expedition Volume 53, Number 3 Winter 2011

 

Expedition Volume 54, Number 1 Spring 2012

Expedition Volume 54, Number 1Cover: This jade figurine cached beneath a Copan Acropolis building dedicated by Wi’ Yohl K’inich (Ruler 8) in ca. 541–542 CE represents the rebirth of the Maize God rising from a spondylus shell, a pivotal event during the Maya creation myth. This suggests that Wi’ Yohl K’inich, like other Maya kings, closely identified himself with the Maize God to reinforce his status as a “Lord of Time.” Photo by Kenneth Garrett; excavated by the Early Copan Acropolis Program, Penn Museum; courtesy Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia

Features
Why Maya 2012 Fascinates Us
Anthony F. Aveni

Who Were the Maya?
Robert Sharer

Time, Kingship, and the Maya Universe
Maya Calendars: an Overview

Simon Martin

Time of Kings and Queens
Robert Sharer

Time Beyond Kings
Loa Traxler

2012 and Beyond
Loa Traxler

The Modern Maya and Recent History
Richard M. Leventhal, Carlos Chan Espinosa, and Cristina Coc

Read more: Expedition Volume 54, Number 1 Spring 2012

 

Expedition Volume 54, Number 2 Summer 2012

Expedition Volume 54, Number 1Cover: The Undersea Grizzly Bear Helmet (Museum Object #NA5739, Penn Museum Image #151906) was collected by Penn Museum Curator Louis Shotridge in 1917. The helmet, dated ca. 1770–1790, is Tlingit and comes from Klukwan, Alaska. It is made of wood, pigment, spruce root, human hair, abalone shell, and copper. Shotridge wears a similar helmet on page 12 of this issue.

Features

The Tlingit Map of 1869: A Masterwork of Indigenous Cartography 
John Cloud

A Marvel of Maya Engineering: Water Management at Tikal 
Peter D. Harrison

Hidden Earthworks in the Forests of the Bolivian Amazon
John H. Walker

A New Look at What in the World?
Lawrence Rosen

Read more: Expedition Volume 54, Number 2 Summer 2012

 

Expedition Volume 55, Number 2 Fall 2013

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Table of Contents

Features
  • Archaeology in the Digital Age: Creating an Online Research Tool for the Ancient City of Ur
  • Art during Wartime: Recruitment of Black Soldiers from the U.S. Civil War through African Independence Movements
  • Expedition to the Amazon: The First Documentary Film with Sound
  • Taming the Beast: The Digital Gordion Mapping Project
Departments
  • From the Editor
  • From the Director
  • In the Galleries
  • Museum Events
  • Past/Present: Overwhelmed by Time
  • Around the World
  • From the Archives: The Missing Piece
  • Portrait: Remembering Robert J. Sharer
  • Member News
  • Museum Mosaic
  • Book News + Reviews
  • Scholarship: Recent Work
  • Looking Back
  • Penn Museum Staff 2013
 

Expedition Volume 55, Number 3 Winter 2013

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Special Issue: Native American Voices: Contemporary Themes of Sovereign Nations
Cover: Miscommunication, Jason Garcia (2012). Combining time honored Pueblo imagery and techniques with pop culture themes, this clay box shows Santa Clara Pueblo members chatting on their cell phones while celebrating the Feat of Saint Clare of Assisi. (Museum Object Number: 2013-14-1)

Table of Contents

Features
  • Rebuilding Indigenous Nations: Native American Activism and the Long Red Power Movement
  • Threatened and Damaged: Protecting Sacred Places
  • Understanding Tribal Sovereignty: The Native American Rights Fund
  • Being Hopi
  • Seeing One's Creative Process
Native Americans at Penn
  • Researching the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
  • Planting New Seeds: The Lenape Garden at Penn
  • New Native American Studies Initiative at Penn
  • Recruiting Native American Students to Penn
Departments
  • From the Guest Editor
  • From the Director
  • In the Galleries
  • Museum Events
  • From the Archives: Edward Sapir and Tony Tillohash
  • Member News
  • Museum Mosaic
  • Book News + Reviews
  • Looking Back
  • Volume 55 Index
 

Expedition Volume 56, Number 1 Spring 2014

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Special Issue: The Penn Museum at Abydos
Cover: Final photographs are taken at the end of the 2013–2014 field season.

Table of Contents

Museum Excavations at Abydos

  • Revealing a Hidden Tomb: A Look at Excavations inside the Tomb of Senwosret III
  • Fragments of a Difficult Era: Excavations of Tomb S9 at South Abydos
  • Ancient Reuse: The Discovery of a Royal Sarcophagus Chamber
  • The Palatial Residence of Wah-sut: Modeling the Mayor's House at South Abydos
  • Taking it with You: The South Abydos Tomb Census
  • Their Memory Lives on: Domestic Funerary Commemoration at Wah-sut

Read more: Expedition Volume 56, Number 1 Spring 2014

 

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