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Image of early domesticated plants
Image of Ryan Wheeler-Director


As the year winds down, we highlight scientific discoveries made with our collection; move through the history of the Peabody with the next edition of Peabody 25; and update you on our biggest collections projects.


2016 has been a great year at the Peabody and we look forward to what the future brings. Happy holidays!

Image of Scotty MacNeish reviewing excavation profiles.

Tiny Phillips Academy Museum Harbors Clues to Ancient Origins of Corn

Archaeologist Richard S. MacNeish—known as Scotty—devoted his career to untangling two of the biggest questions of archaeology: when did people begin domesticating plants and how did that act impact and influence the development of civilization?

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Peabody 25

The Greek Bird

This blog represents the second entry in a blog new series – Peabody 25 – that will delve into the history of the Peabody Museum through objects in our collection.  A new post will be out with each newsletter, so keep your eyes peeled for the Peabody 25 tag!

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Reboxing project – Update

About six months in and the reboxing project is beginning to take off.


What’s In Your Drawer? Adopt A Drawer Program Supports Peabody Cataloging

In fall 2013 the Peabody launched the Adopt A Drawer fundraising program. Adopt A Drawer invites donors to support the cataloging of one of more than 1,700 artifact storage drawers at the Museum. 

Students looking at a mock excavation site from Andover, MA to learn how to "read" objects as text.

Dipping into Trade Connections

The History and Social Sciences Department has partnered with the Peabody to create a week long immersion program for 9th graders.

Image of Antonio "Rico" DelaCruz-Roldan

MAS-NE LECTURE - Practicing Ethno-Archaeology in Yap Federated States of Micronesia


Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

7:00 pm

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