University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Brian Peasnall

One of Iraq’s Earliest Towns

Excavating Tepe Gawra in the Archives of the University of Pennsylvania Museum

By: Brian Peasnall and Mitchell S. Rothman

When does excavation not require the diggers to get dirty? Such a riddle may belie most people’s image of archaeology.In their imag­inations, archaeology is for adventurers, like the fictional Indiana Jones who traveled to exotic lands to retrieve ancient relics. With huge crews, they dig ancient mounds to bring back the most beautiful artifacts to […]