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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1930-1973
(Bulk: 1931-1939)
Creator:
Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
Extent: 10 linear feet
Piedras Negras is a Maya site in Guatemala particularly noted for the beautifully sculpted stelae and hieroglyphic inscriptions it has yielded. Between 1931 and 1939 the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted extensive excavations at this site. John Allen Mason led the first two seasons of work at the site (1931–1932), and Linton Satterthwaite directed the remaining six seasons (1933–1939, excluding 1938). Most of the monuments at the Museum borrowed from Guatemala were returned in 1947; only Stela 14 and one leg from Altar 4 remain on display in the Museum today. The textual records from the excavations of Piedras Negras consist of 11 linear feet of correspondence, financial records, field notes and diaries, catalogs, and reports and publication materials. The arrangement of the records reflects the original order insofar as could be detected, and portions that had been separated over time were re-integrated into this scheme.
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Piedras Negras, Guatemala expedition records
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Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
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PU-Mu. 1105
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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10 linear feet
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1930-1973
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1931-1939
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Piedras Negras is a Maya site in Guatemala particularly noted for the beautifully sculpted stelae and hieroglyphic inscriptions it has yielded. Between 1931 and 1939 the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted extensive excavations at this site. John Allen Mason led the first two seasons of work at the site (1931–1932), and Linton Satterthwaite directed the remaining six seasons (1933–1939, excluding 1938). Most of the monuments at the Museum borrowed from Guatemala were returned in 1947; only Stela 14 and one leg from Altar 4 remain on display in the Museum today. The textual records from the excavations of Piedras Negras consist of 11 linear feet of correspondence, financial records, field notes and diaries, catalogs, and reports and publication materials. The arrangement of the records reflects the original order insofar as could be detected, and portions that had been separated over time were re-integrated into this scheme.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1930s
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Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Proskouriakoff, Tatiana, 1909-1985 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Photographic prints Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1925-1942
(Bulk: 1929-1940)
Extent: 0.28 linear feet
The Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (American Schools of Oriental Research, A.S.O.R) was sent to Excavate Nuzi near Kirkuk in Iraq. The expedition members consisted of staff from the Fogg Museum of Art, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and A.S.O.R., Baghad. Excavations commenced in 1927-1928. From 1929 to 1931, the University Museum extended financial aid and the services of a helper, C.Bache, in return for his field training. Very few records pertaining to this excavation are available in the Museum’s Archives, probably reflecting the Museum’s limited participation. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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Nuzi, Iraq expedition records
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PU-Mu. 1019
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
0.28 linear feet
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1925-1942
bulk date
1929-1940
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The Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (American Schools of Oriental Research, A.S.O.R) was sent to Excavate Nuzi near Kirkuk in Iraq. The expedition members consisted of staff from the Fogg Museum of Art, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and A.S.O.R., Baghad. Excavations commenced in 1927-1928. From 1929 to 1931, the University Museum extended financial aid and the services of a helper, C.Bache, in return for his field training. Very few records pertaining to this excavation are available in the Museum’s Archives, probably reflecting the Museum’s limited participation. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad. Bache, Charles, 1902-1942 Chiera, Edward, 1885-1933 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Photographic prints
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1929-1944
(Bulk: 1931-1932)
Creator:
Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
Extent: 25 linear feet
From 1931-1933, The University Museum sponsored Erich Schmidt's excavations and survey at Tepe Hissar and sites around the city Damghan, both in Northwestern Iran, near the Caspian sea. These sites were unique because they were the first American excavations in Iran, but more particuarly because of the long time span represented in the archaeological record. Remains from the Bronze Age to the Islamic era were collected, but Schmidt focused his investigation on the Bronze Age and Sassanian eras.
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Erich F. Schmidt excavation records from Tepe Hissar, Iran
creator
Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
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PU-Mu. 1026
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
25 linear feet
inclusive date
1929-1944
bulk date
1931-1932
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From 1931-1933, The University Museum sponsored Erich Schmidt's excavations and survey at Tepe Hissar and sites around the city Damghan, both in Northwestern Iran, near the Caspian sea. These sites were unique because they were the first American excavations in Iran, but more particuarly because of the long time span represented in the archaeological record. Remains from the Bronze Age to the Islamic era were collected, but Schmidt focused his investigation on the Bronze Age and Sassanian eras.
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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1930s
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English
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Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964 Kimball, Fiske, b. 1888-d. 1955 Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
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Correspondence Field notes Manuscripts for publication Maps Photographic prints Site plans