Volume 37 / Number 2

1995

On The Cover: The "Splatt" Theory: an artist's conception of how the archaeological site of Ban Chiang, Thailand, was formed. See "Illuminating the Past: Art and Artists of the Ban Chiang Project" Painting by Ardeth Anderson

Vol. 37 / No. 2

By: Jeremy A. Sabloff

Musings and Visions from the Director’s Desk – Summer 1995

The University of Pennsylvania Museum recently presented a small but very important temporary exhibit entitled “Illuminating the Past: The Art […]

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Vol. 37 / No. 2

By: Hattula Moholy-Nagy

Shells and Society at Tikal, Guatemala

Thousands of unworked mariner shells, shell arti¬≠facts, and fragments of production waste, or debitage, were recovered from the University of […]

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Vol. 37 / No. 2

By: Gary M. Feinman and Linda M. Nicholas

Household Craft Specialization and Shell Ornament Manufacture in Ejutla, Mexico

INTRODUCTION It has been more than 60 years since Alfonso Caso (1932) discovered the spectacular Tomb 7 at the hilltop […]

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Vol. 37 / No. 2

By: Timothy Matney

Re-excavating Cheshmeh Ali: Reviews and Reports

Fainted ceramic traditions were widespread across southwestern Asia in the Early Chalcolithic period (roughly 5500 to 5000 B.C.), distributed from […]

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Vol. 37 / No. 2

By: Steven E. Sidebotham

Routes Through the Eastern Desert of Egypt

Not since the Ptolemaic-Roman-Byzantine era (late 4th century B.C. to 7th century A.D.) have the Eastern Desert and Red Sea coast of Egypt […]

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Vol. 37 / No. 2

Illuminating the Past: Art and Artists of the Ban Chiang Project: Behind the Scenes

The exhibition “Illuminating the Past: Art and Artists of the Ban Chiang Project” ran from April through August 1995 at […]

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