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Volume 8 : Articles

Pithekoussai

Oldest Greek Colony in the West

By: Giorgio Buchner

The Ischia project, sponsored by the  University Museum in close collaboration with the Superintendency of Antiquities of Naples, was started in autumn 1965 with a two month campaign, from September 1 to october 31; a further campaign is under way at the time of writing (spring 1966). The 1965 staff of this project consisted of […]


The Wind God’s Breastplate

By: Stephan F. De Borhegyi

Any student of mythology knows that the many gods in the various religious pantheons of the world, as represented in sculptures, paintings, and manuscripts can be identified by their attributes, that is, by special symbols, articles of clothing, and objects carried in the hands. The science that concerns itself with the study of such attributes is […]


The “Vanished American”

By: Elisabeth W. Russell

During the summer of 1966 there has been an exhibition at the University Museum of Cigar Store Indians–25 figures borrowed from private collections and museums. Except for the Blackamoor-type figure all of the “Indians” pictured in this article were at the exhibition. With them there has been shown a representative group of American Indian material […]


Troy and Ur

Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals

By: George F. Bass

The early Bronze Age in much of the Aegean, Near East, and Eastern Europe might better be called the Early Gold Age, for this is the time of the rich tombs from Maikop in southern Russia, through Alaca Huyuk in central Anatolia and Dorak in western Anatolia, to Ur in southern Mesopotamia, and even over […]


Current University Museum Research – Summer 1966

AFGHANISTAN – Reconnaissance and sherd survey to determine site of future work. George F. Dales in charge. ALASKA – Archaeological survey of the Galbraith Lake region in north Alaska. Summer, 1966. Herbert Alexander, Jr. in charge. ANDEAN STUDIES – Alfred Kidder is compiling the publication of his excavation at Chiripa in highland Bolivia. APPLIED SCIENCE […]


Return to the Arctic

By: Froelich Rainey

At the camp of Onion Portage on the Kobuk River, I was struck by the number of youngsters who played tag and hide-and-seek in and around our excavations every evening after the work had stopped. And there were only four Eskimo families with us to account for these shoals of small fry. Then, Don Foote […]


Expedition News – Spring 1966

On January 13, 1966, the Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal was awarded to Richard Stockton MacNeish. For the past five years, Dr. MacNeish has been Field Director of the Tehuacan¬†Archaeological-Botanical Project, carried out under the auspices of the Robert S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology, Andover, Massachusetts, for the express purpose of determining where and how the […]


Clues to Iranian Prehistory in Modern Village Life

By: Patty Jo Watson

In 1956, while both graduate students in anthropology at the University of Chicago, Maxine R. Kleindienst and I wrote a short article for the departmental journal. It appeared under the title “Action Archaeology: The Archaeological Inventory of a Living Community.” In 1959-1960 I had a chance to put some of the suggestions made in that […]


Imlohe and The Mysteries of The Passismanua, Southwest New Britain

By: Jane C. Goodale

There was a man called Imlohe, the young man, Gospo, began his story. Imlohe made a very big garden–as big as from here (Umbi) to Angus (three miles away). In the garden Imlohe planted taro, yams, bananas, sugar (cane) and bega (a ‘green’). There was a woman with a new born baby and two older […]


A Grizzly Bear Carving From The Missouri Valley

By: Frances Eyman

Some of the most compelling art objects made by the North American Indian are small, and their effect is due to their perfection of line rather than their monumental qualities. The Indian artist was at his best when he dealt with his animal neighbors, creatures whom he knew and loved so well that he could […]