Volume 9 / Issue 2


Issue Cover

On the cover: Fresh from a swim in the river, these three Cashinahua boys paused in their pursuit of mischief long enough for Dr. Walker to catch them with his "spirit snatcher."

Percy Childs Madeira, Jr.

February 8, 1889 - January 29, 1967

By: Alfred Kidder, II

Percy Childs Madeira was a member of the Board of Managers of the University Museum for thirty-six years and served as its President and Chairman for twenty-one years. Mr. Madeira’s interest in anthropology and archaeology began prior to his becoming a member of the Board of Managers. After nearly twenty years of active legal and […]

Change and the Cashinahua

By: Kenneth M. Kensinger

In the Summer, 1965 number of Expedition, we published a copy of the first letter written by a Cashinahua in his own language, together with an account by Kenneth Kensinger of how the letter came to be written. The illustrations were from photographs made by Mr. Kensinger in 1955-1958. Several of the photographs in this new article […]

Physical Anthropology of the Cashinahua

By: Francis E. Johnston and Richard L. Jantz and Geoffrey F. Walker

As we have learned from the archaeological record, the American Indian is derived primarily from inhabitants of northeast Asia who crossed into the New World sometime during the latter part of the Pleistocene. From our knowledge of the ecology of these early immigrants, we have learned that they and their ancestors had existed under arctic […]

Ultimatum to Terracotta-Forgers

By: Ellen L. Kohler

On the shelves of the classical study-storage a remarkably beautiful terracotta figurine has stood for many years. The figure is that of a maiden resembling a Greek kore in a sleeved chiton and a himation, and with one foot placed ahead of the other. Her right hand could once have held a flower, or perhaps an […]

The Ancient Cakchiquel Capital of Iximché

By: George F. Guillemin

Guatemala, when thought of archaeologically, usually recalls rainforests and the ruined temples and palaces of a Piedras Negras or a Tikal. For the most part we think of the lowlands of the great Department of El Peten, well to the north of Guatemala City, and of the fabulous ruins that cover so much of the low limestone […]

The First Tikal-Inspired Fake

A Stone Sculpture from West Mexico

By: Keith A. Dixon

At Tikal, Guatemala, over the past ten years, the University Museum’s excavations have turned up some of the most spectacular and beautiful Lowland Maya remains ever discovered. These range from vast architectural complexes and large sculptured monuments to some of the finest examples of the potter’s art, down to tiny, intricately fashioned mosaic ornaments and […]

Current University Museum Research – Winter 1967

AFGHANISTAN – Final arrangements for a proposed archaeological project in Seistan next fall and winter, working on problems of contacts between South Asia and the Near East between 3000 and 1000 B.C. George F. Dales in charge. ALASKA – Archaeological survey of the Galbraith Lake region in north Alaska. Herbert Alexander, Jr., in charge. ANDEAN […]