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On the Track of the Black Pig

By: Brandon Barringer

Volume XIX / Number 1

“Cian mic Cainte was a wicked Druid who kept an academy near Drogheda, and was wont to change his pupils into swine for the purpose of amusing himself. This wicked practice having at length become known to the friends of his pupils . . . the three sons of Tureann resolved to take revenge on […]


III. Types of Money

Primitive Money

By: H. A. Weischhoff

Volume XI / Number 3

In enumerating the most important types of money which have had validity among primitive peoples, the following arrangement has been according to the commodities which were utilized as money. Several other arrangements may suggest themselves, but since the commodity value appears to have had some bearing upon the selection of the monetary basis, such a […]


Ancient Needles

By: V. C. B.

Volume IX / Number 1

THE origin of the sewing needle goes back, beyond written history, to the Palaeolithic age. This was the time when men, as hunters, first learned the art of sewing by converting animal skins into clothing to protect themselves from the cold. In comparing a modern needle to those illustrated below little difference will be seen. […]


Bronze Bird Figures from Russia

By: E. G.

Volume V / Number 2

AMONG the numerous examples of the bronze work from Russia and Siberia recently acquired by the Museum through exchanges with Soviet Museums, is a small but representative collection of so-called Perm bird figures. The region of Perm is situated in the northeastern corner of European Russia, separated from Siberia by the Ural Mountains. It is […]


The Russian Project

Volume III / Number 3-4

DUE to the double barrier of language and political isolation, the progress of scientific investigation in Russia has remained virtually unknown since the end of the War. With the realization that much must have been accomplished in fields of particular interest to the Museum, such as arch√¶ology and anthropology, a project was launched last summer, […]


The Czecho-Slovakian Expedition

Volume II / Number 1

POTTERY vessels, bronze earrings, bracelets, arrowheads and iron knives belonging to a period of culture more than five thousand years old have recently been unearthed by the Joint Central European Expedition of the University Museum and the Peabody Museum, Cambridge, according to word just received from Dr. Vladimir J. Fewkes, field director of the Expedition. […]


Proposed Work in Czechoslovakia

Volume I / Number 4

THE University Museum and the Peabody Museum of Cambridge, Massachusetts, are sending out their Second Joint Archaeological Expedition to central Europe early in June. Fourteen weeks will be devoted to excavations in the several provinces of Czechoslovakia. Headed by V. J. Fewkes, the staff will consist of six men, equally representing the two institutions. The […]


A New Collection From Central Europe

Volume I / Number 2

THE collection of prehistoric objects recently acquired in Bohemia by the Museum contains select series ranging in age from the Neolithic period to the dawn of history. All the material was found in central Bohemia, namely in the Slany and Kladno countries, and is thoroughly documented. A complete set of notes concerning the finds is […]


The Czechoslovakian Expedition

Volume I / Number 1

THE first American archaeological expedition to work in Central Europe was that sent jointly last summer by the University Museum and the Peabody Museum of Harvard University under the direction of Mr. V. J. Fewkes. Of the nineteen separate sites excavated in the western part of Bohemia, the majority were suggested by the State archaeological […]