Richard Hodges writes from Gettysburg, USA


Remembering Awatovi: Story of an Archaeological Expedition in Northern Arizona 1935-1939, the

Remembering Awatovi describes life in a field camp in Hopi country between 1935 and 1939, during a Harvard University expedition to northern Arizona under Joe Brew.¬†Davis describes an era of unimaginably primitive fieldwork by today’s standards. Well-known, and some almost forgotten, archaeologists come to life as people, which helps us better understand their archaeological work, […]


Reinventing Penn Museum

Richard Hodges The Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology, considers the Museum’s future


Native American Voices on Identity, Art, and Culture

The University Museum’s North American collections are justly famous and owe much of their existence to Louis Shotridge, a Tlingit elder from Southeast Alaska, as well as many anthropologists and curators – among them the redoubtable Frederica de Laguna. To pioneers like Shotridge and de Laguna, the objects they collected had a greater significance than […]


Life at Harvard 1600s

Students at Harvard University are conducting excavations in their own back yard, in the grounds of Old College


Privy Digging Condemned

US heritage council tells amateur archaeologists to stop the uncontrolled digging of cesspits


Alaska’s Rock Art

The intriguing rock art from the Alaskan rock shelters of Tuxedni and Clam Cove

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