University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Past Special Exhibition at the Penn Museum

Fang! The Killing Tooth was open from October 21, 2010 through November 20, 2011.

Fang! The Killing Tooth explored the biology of the “killing” canine and the history of the vampire myth. Through objects, video, and text, visitors compared fangs from a range of different animals, investigated stories of ancient blood-sucking beings, and even found a new perspective on their own killing teeth.

The display included a video of Dr. Janet Monge, Acting Curator-in-Charge and Keeper of the Physical Anthropology Section, discussing physical and cultural aspects of blood and the evolution of the canine tooth as they relate to vampire mythology.

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