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The Penn Museum began acquiring prehistoric European archaeological collections in 1892. These collections were housed in the General Ethnology/American and Prehistoric Archaeology Curatorial Section until 1913 when the European Curatorial Section was formally created as a separate entity. The European Collection holds an estimated 20,000 objects most of which are exclusively archaeological. The major prehistoric periods represented are Paleolithic (c. 3,900 objects); Neolithic (c. 7,950 objects) and Bronze Age (c. 1,049 objects). Additionally, some historic Iron Age (236 objects), Italic (15 objects), Roman (78 objects), and Medieval (76 objects) have also been identified. In addition, few modern lithics as well as approximately 50 modern tools and raw materials from the 19th century Brandon Flint Quarries are included in the sections holdings. The section can be subdivided into three distinct collections.

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Dagger Blade

42-30-122

42-30-122



Axe

62-13-6

62-13-6

Knife

65-25-63

65-25-63

Cloak Pin

65-25-68

65-25-68



Knife

65-25-69

65-25-69

Knife

65-25-70

65-25-70

Celt

65-25-28

65-25-28



Pin

65-25-73

65-25-73

Pin

65-25-100

65-25-100

Arrowhead

EU2333B

EU2333B



Arrowhead

EU2333C

EU2333C

Pin

65-25-92A

65-25-92A

Pendant

65-25-164A

65-25-164A



Bronze

65-25-164C

65-25-164C

Fibula (Pin)

65-25-254B

65-25-254B

Point

65-25-255

65-25-255



Awl

EU2615

EU2615

Arrowhead

EU2333A

EU2333A

Core

EU2428

EU2428



Hand Axe

12942A

12942A

Axehead

29-218-1

29-218-1

Hand Axe

87-39-966

87-39-966



Helmet

70-4-1

70-4-1

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