University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Cynthia Jones Eiseman

The Mediterranean Market

Aspects of Trade in Classical Times

By: Cynthia Jones Eiseman

Introduction In this issue of Expedition we publish the proceedings of a symposium entitled “The Mediterranean Market: Aspects of Trade in Classical Times,” to be held at the University Museum on October 13, 1979. The symposium will be presented by the Philadelphia Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Uni­versity Museum, to […]


Greek Lead

Ingots from a Shipwreck Raise Questions About Metal Trade in Classical Times

By: Cynthia Jones Eiseman

Metals and metallurgy are of great interest to archaeologists, and much has been written in these pages and elsewhere recently about copper, tin, and gold. The question of the time and place of the origin of bronze has sent archaeologists stalking the elusive tin and documenting better-known copper sources. Gold has always been held in […]


Underwater Archaeology & George F. Bass

By: Cynthia Jones Eiseman

From its beginnings at Penn in the 1960s to today’s Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), the discipline of underwater archaeological research is associated with George F. Bass. Bass spearheaded developments in the mapping, measuring, photographing, excavating, and conservation of underwater sites, revolutionizing our understanding of ancient maritime history. INA, under Bass’ direction, continued the effort […]