Monthly Archives: June 2011

Looking back…

Dr. Jacob Gruber and Temple students working at 315 Walnut Street for the National Park Service in 1962.  Dr. Gruber and his students excavated a cylindrical brick-lined privy more than 14 feet in depth.  A wealth of material was recovered.  … Continue reading

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Eitokusai’s dolls in Japan

These dolls or models, part of the lab’s Commercial Museum collection, were made by a well known Japanese craftsman, Eitokusai, during the first quarter of the 2oth century. Model I, shown here, represents two women harvesting tea leaves and is … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Commercial Museum

The Philadelphia Commercial Museum, also known as the Civic Center Museum, existed for nearly a century.  Opening its doors in 1897, this one time Philadelphia landmark exhibited objects and materials of commerce, most notably artifacts from the World’s Fairs. The … Continue reading

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Temple University’s Anthropology Lab in the news!

The lab was profiled in The Temple News online: Here is a link to TTN (The Temple News online).

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Temple Anthropology Lab blog! Established in 1960s.  The lab has long been a resource to anthropology students and faculty alike.  The purpose of this blog is to spread the word on what is going on in the … Continue reading

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