University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Dorothy K. Washburn

Introduction – Spring 1995

By: Dorothy K. Washburn

This special issue of Expedition Magazine is designed to accompany the new exhibition “Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and Apache” at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The idea driving the exhibition and all of the accompanying programming is a presenta­tion of these peoples from their own perspective, rather than within […]


Social Messages and Cultural Information in the Clothing of Southern Lao Women

By: Dorothy K. Washburn

Archaeologists typically classify the objects they excavate into “types,” that is, groupings of arti­facts that appear similar, generally from the point of view of their shape and assumed function. Yet one of the most fascinating and elusive questions about archaeo­logical or ethnographic artifacts is not how they were used or shaped but how their original […]