University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Sharon Aponte Misdea

A Visual History of Archaeology at Tikal

By: Sharon Aponte Misdea

Since its introduction in the mid-19th century, photography has played a prominent role in documenting archaeological sites. Photographs record excavations and artifacts, compiling visual inventories that become mnemonic tools during the lab work and analysis that follow completed fieldwork. But beyond such traditional categories of documentation, photographs also capture, both intentionally and unintentionally, the life of an archaeological project. These images reflect […]


Museum Mosaic – Summer 2002

: People, Places, Projects

By: Sharon Aponte Misdea

Worlds Intertwined: The Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans will open to the public in Spring 2003. The $3 million project completes the reinstallation of the permanent classical galleries at the Museum. Totally renovated, the Etruscan World and Roman World galleries and a new Introduction to the Classical World gallery exhibit more than 1,000 ancient artifacts drawn from the Museum ’s outstanding Mediterranean collection of more […]