American Section Research at the Penn Museum

When The Smith Creek Archaeological Project (SCAP) focuses on a Native American mound-and-plaza center that was constructed during the Coles Creek period (700-1200 CE) and continued in use into the early part of the Plaquemine period (1200-1350 CE).



Calakmul was the largest city of Classic Maya civilization and one of the dominant powers in the complex geopolitics of this culture period.


Copan Acropolis: Excavations at the capital of the Classic Maya kingdom of Copan have uncovered the palaces, temples, and physical remains of a royal dynasty dating from 400-800 CE.


Louis Shotridge Digital Archive was created to make the remarkable Shotridge collection accessible to scholars, students, and community leaders interested in learning more about Southeastern Alaskan Native history and culture.


Recently documented monumental earthworks throughout the region of Western Amazonia provide important evidence of an advanced pre-Columbian civilization.


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