The Penn Museum is proud to help cultivate the next generation of archaeologists and anthropologists. In 2018–2019, 33 Penn undergraduate and graduate students were supported by the Museum in their research projects across the world.
Zooarchaeological Analysis of Fish at Smith Creek
Oscar Aguila worked on the Smith Creek Archaeological Project, including a comparison of current fish to fossilized fish skeletons found at the site.
Audible Metropolis: Interrogating the Politics of Sonic Management in Mexico City
Elizabeth Bynum began studying the sonic environment of Mexico City through interviews, sound mapping, and community conversations.
Tel Yaqush Excavation Project
Maria DaSilva traveled to Israel to join the excavations at Tel Yaqush, where she learned about life in that Early Bronze Age village.
Delos Underwater Survey; Yassıada Shipwreck; Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project
James Gross worked on three shipwreck sites across the Mediterranean to learn more about Roman maritime trade and supply of amphoras.
KAMBE and Tel Kaisan
Olivia Hayden expanded her dissertation research on Early Iron Age metal-working at two excavations in Cyprus and Israel.
Naxcivan Archaeological Project
Lauren King joined the Naxcivan Archaeological Project in Azerbaijan to help excavate an area around the citadel.
Breyasia Scott traveled to Athens to view modern stagings of ancient plays as she writes her own play, modernizing and questioning the concept of the Greek symposium.
Xia Yong’s Architectural Paintings and the Lin’an Sites
Leqi Yu learned more about Song architecture and its role in the works of 14th-century Chinese architectural painter Xia Yong.