University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Robert W. Preucel

Living on the Mesa

Hanat Kotyiti, A Post-Revolt Cochiti Community in Northern New Mexico

By: Robert W. Preucel

On August 10, 1680, the Pueblo Indians of the Spanish province of New Mexico, along with their Navajo and Apache allies, rose up against their overlords to initiate one of the most successful revolts in the history of the New World. After eighty-two years of living under Spanish rule. Pueblo leaders forged an alliance that tran­scended […]


Out of Heaviness, Enlightenment

NAGPRA and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

By: Robert W. Preucel and Lucy Fowler Williams and Stacey O. Espenlaub and Janet Monge

On September 29,2000, John Johnson of the Chu­gach Alaska Corporation arrived in Philadel­phia to take formal possession of ancestral Eskimo human remains and grave goods from Prince William Sound and Kachemak Bay in the collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This was a profoundly signi­ficant experience for him since he […]


The Centennial Potlatch

By: Robert W. Preucel and Lucy Fowler Williams

On June 2004, Harold Jacobs, the cultural resource specialist of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA), requested the loan of six objects from the Penn Museum for use in the Centennial Potlatch. The request was made on behalf of Andrew Gamble, the head of the Sitka Kaagwaantaan [Wolf] clan, […]