University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Stuart Fleming

Biowar in Ancient Times: A Discussion with Adrienne Mayor

Book News & Reviews

By: Stuart Fleming

An October 14, 2004, I had the pleasure of introducing a lecture at the Museum entitled “Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs: BiologicalWarfare in Antiquity,”by Adrienne Stuart Mayor, author of the superbly researched Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World. The lec­ture’s topic struck two very personal chords […]

The Mummies of Pachacamac

An Exceptional Legacy from Uhle's 1896 Excavations

By: Stuart Fleming

While, in the wake of Johann Winkelmaun’s appraisal of the Greek contribution to art and of the scholarship stimulated by Napoleon’s occupation of Egypt, the tempo of research quickened throughout the Classical World and the Near East, the 18th and 19th centuries were a subdued period in New World archaeology. Most 19th century travelers in […]