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Sunday, May 10, 1:00 pm
Beneath the Skin: The Skeleton Within
Dr. Janet Monge, Keeper and Curator-in-Charge, Physical Anthropology Section
Sunday, June 14, 1:00 pm
Focus on Conservation
Julia Lawson, Museum Conservator
Re-Interpreting an Old Dig: Sitio Conte and the Penn Museum
Dr. Clark Erickson, Curator-in-Charge, American Section
Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 pm
El Caño: Excavations at an Elite Precolumbian Cemetery in Panama
Julia Mayo, Panamanian archaeologist
Talk in Spanish with English translator. Free with Museum admission.
75 Years Ago Today: Sitio Conte in Real Time
The Museum's 1940 excavations in Sitio Conte form the basis of this upcoming exhibition. A trove of letters, records, and notes concerning the expedition to Panama are preserved in the Museum Archives—and now featured on the Penn Museum blog. Follow along in "real time”—75 years later—as J. Alden Mason prepares to lead an expedition to the now-famous site. Read about the plans for the excavation as they were made, and stay tuned for more occasional updates in the weeks leading up to the exhibition's opening.
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Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama is made possible with generous support from the Manning Family Exhibitions Fund, the Susan Drossman Sokoloff and Adam D. Sokoloff Exhibitions Fund, A. Bruce and Margaret Mainwaring, and the Selz Foundation. Global Arena is Language Services Partner.