University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Volume 8 / Issue 3 (1966)

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Return to the Arctic

By: Froelich Rainey

At the camp of Onion Portage on the Kobuk River, I was struck by the number of youngsters who played tag and hide-and-seek in and around our excavations every evening after the work had stopped. And there were only four Eskimo families with us to account for these shoals of small fry. Then, Don Foote […]

Expedition News – Spring 1966

On January 13, 1966, the Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal was awarded to Richard Stockton MacNeish. For the past five years, Dr. MacNeish has been Field Director of the Tehuacan Archaeological-Botanical Project, carried out under the auspices of the Robert S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology, Andover, Massachusetts, for the express purpose of determining where and how the […]

Clues to Iranian Prehistory in Modern Village Life

By: Patty Jo Watson

In 1956, while both graduate students in anthropology at the University of Chicago, Maxine R. Kleindienst and I wrote a short article for the departmental journal. It appeared under the title “Action Archaeology: The Archaeological Inventory of a Living Community.” In 1959-1960 I had a chance to put some of the suggestions made in that […]

Imlohe and The Mysteries of The Passismanua, Southwest New Britain

By: Jane C. Goodale

There was a man called Imlohe, the young man, Gospo, began his story. Imlohe made a very big garden–as big as from here (Umbi) to Angus (three miles away). In the garden Imlohe planted taro, yams, bananas, sugar (cane) and bega (a ‘green’). There was a woman with a new born baby and two older […]

A Grizzly Bear Carving From The Missouri Valley

By: Frances Eyman

Some of the most compelling art objects made by the North American Indian are small, and their effect is due to their perfection of line rather than their monumental qualities. The Indian artist was at his best when he dealt with his animal neighbors, creatures whom he knew and loved so well that he could […]