Here is more of Muriel’s description of her time in the field (Metepec, Mexico, 1970): Doing fieldwork is difficult. Often, I would climb the hillside to look out over the town and to contemplate. The steep rutted climb was precarious. … Continue reading
Please come and see the current exhibit in the lobby level of Gladfelter Hall in the cases outside of the Anthropology Lab! Everyday People, Everyday Pots was curated by the Lab’s Director, Muriel Kirkpatrick and features pottery from two of … Continue reading
TU66.3-11, carved horn spoon, Northwest Coast, North America, 15″ long, University of Pennsylvania Collection. The horn was shaped and thinned using hot water and was likely made for the tourist trade in the early 20th century. Illustration by Muriel Kirkpatrick.
Remember the objects from my last post? Here they are again – illustrated… Before spreadsheets and jpegs, typewriters and illustrations recorded and organized the Lab’s collections. Record keeping illustrations by Muriel Kirkpatrick from the Temple Anthropology Lab’s card catalogue.