Expedition Volume 21, Number 3 Spring 1979

Expedition Volume 21, Number 3 Spring 1979Special Issue: Ireland Archaeology and History
Cover: The fragmentary psalter known as the Cathach or "Battler" of St. Columba. 6th c.(?) From folio 6r. (Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, S.R.12.R.33).

Features
Introduction--Ireland and Europe
Bernard Wailes

The Megalithic Tombs of Ireland--Neolithic Tombs and their Art
Sean O Nuallain

The Arrival of the Celts in Ireland--Archaeology and Linguistics
Holly Burton

Early Bronze Age Technology and Trade--The Evidence of Irish Gold
Joan J. Taylor

Early Irish Manuscripts--The Art of the Scribes
Bella Schauman

Read more: Expedition Volume 21, Number 3 Spring 1979

 

Expedition Volume 21, Number 4 Summer 1979

Expedition Volume 21, Number 4 Summer 1979Special Issue: Mediterranean Market Trade in Classical Times
Cover: Greatly enlarged lion head terminal of the Achaemenid gold bracelet from Gordion (inventory # S 1).

Features
The Mediterranean Market--Aspects of Trade in Classical Times: Introduction
Cynthia Jones Eiseman

Imports at Gordion--Lydian and Persian Periods
G. Kenneth Sams

West-Central Europe and the Mediterranean--The Decline in Trade in the Fifth Century B.C.
Peter S. Wells and Larissa Bonfante

Traders and Trading--Classical Athens
Lionel Casson

The Athenian Pottery Trade--The Classical Period
John Boardman

Hoards and Overstrikes--The Numismatic Evidence
Margaret Thompson

Read more: Expedition Volume 21, Number 4 Summer 1979

 

Expedition Volume 22, Number 1 Winter 1979

Cover: "Apache #10. Getting Water" from Edward Sheriff Curtis's The North American Indian. A picture made in early spring on the banks of White river, Arizona. The water bottle is the typical Apache one of basketry covered with Pinon gum.

Features
Edward Sheriff Curtis: 1868-1952--The Shadow Catcher
Ric Haynes

Ancient Lapidary--A Study Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and Funcational Analysis
A. John Gwinnett and Leonard Gorelick

The Revelation of Jerusalem--A Review of Archaeological Research
Frances James

A Pair of Chinese Grave Urns--A Recent Gift to the Oriental Section of the Museum
Elizabeth Lyons

Read more: Expedition Volume 22, Number 1 Winter 1979

 

Expedition Volume 23, Number 4 Summer 1981

Expedition Volume 23, Number 4 Summer 1981Special Issue: The Ancient Craft and Art of the Lapidary
Cover: Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kennedy Fund, 1915. Necklace of gold, diamonds, rubies, and imitation emeralds and pearls from Northern India, XVIII-XIX century AD, diameter of central pendant exclusive of drops, 1 3/4 inches.

Features
The Ancient Craft and Art of the Lapidary--Introduction
Leonard Gorelick

Lapidaries in the Ur III Period--Written Sources Concerning Stoneworkers (ca. 2000 B.C.)
Darlene Loding

Close Work Without Magnifying Lenses?--Discussion of Suggestions from Readers of Expedition
Leonard Gorelick and A. John Gwinnett

The Origin and Development of the Ancient Near Eastern Cylinder Seal--A Hypothetical Reconstruction
Leonard Gorelick and A. John Gwinnett

Creating a Sealstone--A Study of Seals in the Greek Late Bronze Age
John G. Younger

Cambay Beadmaking--An Ancient Craft in Modern India
Gregory L. Possehl

Read more: Expedition Volume 23, Number 4 Summer 1981

 

Expedition Volume 24, Number 1 Fall 1981

Expedition Volume 24, Number 1 Fall 1981Special Issue: The Ancient Art and Craft of the Lapidary
Cover: Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1919. Necklace of gold, enamel and various stones from northern India, XVIII-XIX century AD, diameter of central pendant, 2 inches.

Features
The Ancient Art and Craft of the Lapidary
Leonard Gorelick

Paleolithic Tools--Some Design Considerations
John S. Kopper

Beadmaking in Iran in the Early Bronze Age--Derived by Scanning Electron Microscopy
A. John Gwinnett and Leonard Gorelick

The Lapidary Arts in Islam--An Underappreciated Tradition
Manuel Keene

Read more: Expedition Volume 24, Number 1 Fall 1981

 

Expedition Volume 24, Number 3 Spring 1982

Expedition Volume 24, Number 3 Spring 1982Cover: Photo courtesy of Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Acc. no. 1144. Attic red-figure bell krater, late 5th century BC. The scene shows a sacrifice before the idol of Chryse which is placed on a column behind the burning altar.

Features
Early Greek Idols--Their Appearance and Significance in the Geometric, Orientalizing and Archaic Periods
Irene Bald Romano

Pipestave Hollow Ideography--Possible Calendrical Notations from the Northeast
Gretchen Anderson Gwynne

Early Iron Age Luxury Imports--Into the Paris Basin
Nicholas Freidin

Ancient Maya Houses at Cauinal and Pueblo Viejo Chixoy, el Quiche, Guatemala--II
Robert M. Hill, II

Archaeological Looting--A New Approach to the Problem
Arthur Miller

Read more: Expedition Volume 24, Number 3 Spring 1982

 

Expedition Volume 25, Number 1 Fall 1982

Expedition Volume 25, Number 1 Fall 1982Special Issue: Archaeometallurgy
Cover: Photos by Heidi Moyer and Nick Hartmann. The background image is a SEM photomicrograph of the micro-structure of a 12th-11th century BC steel bracelet from a burial cave in the Baq'ah Valley Jordan. Superimposed is the image of a 9th century BC low-carbon wrought iron sword from the site of Hasanlu in northwestern Iran, which, like the Baq'ah site, was excavated by the University Museum.

Features
Introduction--Archaeometallurgy and the University of Pennsylvania
Vincent C. Pigott

Fuel for the Metal Worker--The Role of Charcoal and Charcoal Production in Ancient Metallurgy
Lee Horne

Early Tin in the Near East--A Reassessment in the Light of New Evidence from Western Afghanistan
Serge Cleuziou and Thierry Berthoud

The Innovation of Iron--Cultural Dynamics in Technological Change
Vincent C. Pigott

Read more: Expedition Volume 25, Number 1 Fall 1982

 

Expedition Volume 25, Number 2 Winter 1983

Expedition Volume 25, Number 2 Winter 1983Cover: Photos from the Museum Archives.
1. George Tooks and family, Van Valin, 1918.
2. Seascape with the mid-night sun, Van Valin, 1915.
3. Eskimo women sewing uguruk skins.
4. G. B. Gordon sketch of Eskimo children, 1905.
5. Quik, excavator on the John Wanamaker expedition, Van Valin, 1918.

Features
Benin, Oyo, and Dahomey--Warfare, State Building, and the Sacralization of Iron in West African History
Sandra T. Barnes and Paula Ben-Amos

Early Italian Pottery--Five Vessels from a Neolithic Household in Calabria
Albert J. Ammerman

Irrigation in an Arabian Valley--A System of Highland Terraces in the Yemen Arab Republic
Daniel Martin Varisco

Read more: Expedition Volume 25, Number 2 Winter 1983

 

Expedition Volume 25, Number 4 Summer 1983

Expedition Volume 25, Number 4 Summer 1983Cover: Drawing by Elizabeth Simpson. Drawing of the front frame face and decorative supports for the top of the 'Pagoda' Table from Tumulus MM at Gordion, Turkey.

Features
The Women's Committee--Its History, Aims, and Accomplishments
Mary Bert Gutman

Reconstructing an Ancient Table--The 'Pagoda' Table from Tumulus MM at Gordion
Elizabeth Simpson

The Fifth Century A.D. Buddhist Cave Temples at Yun-Kang, North China--A Look at Their Western Connections
Elfriede Regina Knauer

Read more: Expedition Volume 25, Number 4 Summer 1983

 

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