University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Elizabeth K. Ralph

The Electronic Detective and the Case of the Missing City

By: Elizabeth K. Ralph

The expeditions in search of Sybaris, directed by Prof. F. Rainey (University Museum), have been conducted in collaboration with Dr. G. Foti (Superintendent of the Antiquities Department of Calabria), Eng. C.M. Lerici (Director of the Lerici Foundation of Rome), and Eng. and Mrs. E. Mueller (of Cassano Ionio). From these and from other organizations, the […]


Archaeological Prospecting

By: Elizabeth K. Ralph

As all readers of Expedition know, the basic technique of archaeology is excavation. But, as labor costs become higher all over the world and as modern civilization encroaches upon ancient sites, there is a need to facilitate the finding of structures at known sites and to locate unsuspected or lost cities and sites before they are […]


Magnetometer Location of Neolithic Houses in Yugoslavia

By: Alan McPherron and Elizabeth K. Ralph

The first cesium magnetometer survey of prehistoric sites in Yugoslavia was carried out by Elizabeth K. Ralph in June 1969, on Neolithic sites being excavated under the joint direction of Drs. Alan McPherron, University of Pitts­burgh, and Dragoslav Srejovic, University of Belgrade. Our aim was to see if the pattern of houses in a prehistoric […]