University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Stacey O. Espenlaub

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 […]


Finding Their Way Home

Photo of Mr. Fanco
Twenty-five Years of NAGPRA at the Penn Museum

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

On November 2, 2015, Mr. Lalo Franco and Mr. Pete Alanis of the Tachi Yokut Tribe of the Santa Rosa Rancheria arrived in Philadelphia to receive ancestral human remains that had been part of the collection of the Penn Museum. This was a profoundly significant event for them as they took possession of the remains […]