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Author: Katherine Moore

The Evolution of Pigs

Domesticated pig
In the Labs

By: Katherine Moore

A recent student project in the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) uses animal bones from the Penn Museum’s Near East collection to study the evolution of pigs. Does material from our collection support the theory that pigs evolve to a smaller size as they are domesticated? Animal remains from Hotu and Belt […]


Creating Object Biographies

Penn Students Explore the Museum Collection

By: Katherine Moore

When the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) offered its first classes in September 2014, the Teaching Specialists had a simple but potentially overwhelming task: to teach undergraduate students about research using the collections at the Penn Museum. We had a single freshman seminar planned, a course called Food and Fire: Archaeology in […]


In the Labs

Celebrating Five Years of CAAM

By: Marie-Claude Boileau and Moritz Jansen and Janet Monge and Katherine Moore and Chantel White

AS A JOINT ENDEAVOR between the Penn Museum and the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) has brought together expertise in the archaeological sciences, facilities, Museum collections, and student research since 2014. At the heart of the Center is our commitment to teaching and […]