University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Penn Museum began acquiring prehistoric European archaeological collections in 1892. These collections were housed in the General Ethnology/American and Prehistoric Archaeology Curatorial Section until 1913 when the European Curatorial Section was formally created as a separate entity. The European Collection holds an estimated 20,000 objects most of which are exclusively archaeological. The major prehistoric periods represented are Paleolithic (c. 3,900 objects); Neolithic (c. 7,950 objects) and Bronze Age (c. 1,049 objects). Additionally, some historic Iron Age (236 objects), Italic (15 objects), Roman (78 objects), and Medieval (76 objects) have also been identified. In addition, few modern lithics as well as approximately 50 modern tools and raw materials from the 19th century Brandon Flint Quarries are included in the sections holdings. The section can be subdivided into three distinct collections.


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Hand Axe

12942A

12942A

Museum Object

Arrowhead

EU2333A

EU2333A

Museum Object

EU2428

EU2428

Museum Object



Arrowhead

EU2333B

EU2333B

Museum Object

Arrowhead

EU2333C

EU2333C

Museum Object

Hand Axe

87-39-966

87-39-966

Museum Object



Dagger Blade

42-30-122

42-30-122

Museum Object

Double Axe

EU1557

EU1557

Museum Object

Javelin Head

EU1576

EU1576

Museum Object



Knife

65-25-63

65-25-63

Museum Object

Cloak Pin

65-25-68

65-25-68

Museum Object

Knife

65-25-69

65-25-69

Museum Object



Knife

65-25-70

65-25-70

Museum Object

Celt

65-25-28

65-25-28

Museum Object

Pin

65-25-73

65-25-73

Museum Object



Pin

65-25-100

65-25-100

Museum Object

Axe

62-13-6

62-13-6

Museum Object

Helmet

70-4-1

70-4-1

Museum Object



Pin

65-25-92A

65-25-92A

Museum Object

Pendant

65-25-164A

65-25-164A

Museum Object

Bronze

65-25-164C

65-25-164C

Museum Object



Fibula (Pin)

65-25-254B

65-25-254B

Museum Object

Point

65-25-255

65-25-255

Museum Object

Awl

EU2615

EU2615

Museum Object



Axehead

29-218-1

29-218-1

Museum Object

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