Volume 11 / Issue 2


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Special Issue: University Museum Field Work Part II

Excavations at Dun Ailinne

County Kildare Republic of Ireland 1968

By: Bernard Wailes

In June 1967 I was invited to the Republic of Ireland by Mr. John Cohane, of County Limerick, to visit with him the site of Dun Ailinne. This visit led to discussion with the National Monuments Branch of the Office of Public Works on the possibility of excavating this site at some future date. Mutual […]

The Cashinahua and the Study of Evolution

By: Kenneth M. Kensinger and Francis E. Johnston

Cooperative research by physical and cultural anthropologists among small, isolated populations such as the Peruvian Cashinahua, who are still largely untouched by western civilization, can be valuable in analyzing the ways in which human groups have in the past and are still evolving. The conditions under which the Cashinahua live today, i.e., small village units […]

The Search For Sybaris

By: Froelich Rainey

In the 8th century B.C. the Greek people began a colonial expansion not unlike that of the British people more than 2000 years later. Southern Italy was to the Greeks something like North America was to the British. After a century of colonization most of the southern shore of Italy from Naples to Taranto was […]

Archaeological Prospecting

By: Elizabeth K. Ralph

As all readers of Expedition know, the basic technique of archaeology is excavation. But, as labor costs become higher all over the world and as modern civilization encroaches upon ancient sites, there is a need to facilitate the finding of structures at known sites and to locate unsuspected or lost cities and sites before they are […]

The Wyoming Expedition of 1968

By: John Witthoft and Frances Eyman

The Shoshone, like many other nomadic peoples of the Plains and the Rockies, are scarcely known to archaeology. Their ways of life left scant traces on our landscape. When we do find their scattered archaeological record in many areas, it becomes apparent that they had been newcomers with little relationship to older complexes. The Ute […]

Torre Mordillo


By: G. Roger Edwards

Excavations at Torre Mordillo in Calabria in Southern Italy were undertaken during Sep­tember and October, 1967, as a joint operation of the University Museum and the Soprintendenza alle Antichita della Calabria. Not the first excava­tions here (Expedition 9, 1967), those of 1967 were undertaken primarily with the thought of testing further to see whether or […]


Investigations at a Highland Maya Ceremonial Center

By: Robert J. Sharer

The archaeological ruins of Chalchuapa lie within a broad, fertile valley in the western por­tion of seldom-visited El Salvador, the smallest of the Central American Republics. Seen today, the site consists of clusters of ruined earth-adobe mounds surrounded by fragments of stone sculp­ture and surfaces littered by broken cultural debris, all gathered about the fringes […]

A Decade in Iran

By: Robert H. Dyson, Jr.

The establishment of a basic chronology consisting of broadly defined cultural phases from the earliest village settlements to the begin­ning of the historic period; the elucidation of each of these periods with some knowledge of technological development, social organization, architecture, funerary customs, and settlement pattern; and the integration of this information into the broader picture […]

Excavations in the Cuzco-Puno Area of Southern Highland Peru

By: Karen L. Mohr-Chavez

Cuzco, once capital of the grand and ex­tensive Inca empire before the Spanish conquest in 1532, and now justly titled Archaeological Capital of South America, is known for its splen­did and abundant ruins of finely worked stone. The archaeology of Cuzco has consequently cen­tered upon the important Inca occupations, to the neglect of those of […]

Archaeological Investigations Near Unalakleet, Alaska

By: Bruce Lutz

Preliminary excavations were begun near the village of Unalakleet on the coast of Norton Sound this past summer. Several of the villagers told me that they can remember that the spit upon which the present village is built was in former times much narrower than it is today. The process of the land gradually encroaching […]