Monthly Archives: September 2011

Greetings from…

Currently the Temple Anthropology Lab is reorganizing and making room for new collections and student work areas.  While buried in projects, I discovered this fun and informal postcard collection compiled by Muriel.  The cards were sent by Temple faculty, graduate … Continue reading

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Monkey teeth necklace

This necklace was collected in 1966 by Kenneth Kensinger among the Kaxinawá, who live in the Amazon jungle of eastern Peru.  It includes 9 rows of teeth (approximately 574 teeth in total), which were collected after cooking the heads of … Continue reading

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St. Croix Island

The sherds pictured above are from the excavations of the French settlement on St. Croix Island, Maine.  The island is in the St. Croix river, which serves as the boundary between the United States and Canada.  In 1604, Pierre Du … Continue reading

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