See inside for archives, collections, classes, and upcoming events!

Image of students spear throwing
Image of Ryan Wheeler-Director


We never slow down at the Peabody!  This issue explores exciting teaching topics, catches you up on adventures within the Peabody archives, and introduces our new staff member.  And check out the photos from our oyster tasting event – History on the Half Shell!  We also kick off a new blog series, Peabody 25, that explores the history of the Peabody Museum through objects in our collection.  Enjoy!

Image of student and fire making activity

Human Origins–innovation & transmission

As the fall term wraps up this week it’s a great time to reflect on some of the big ideas that we have discussed in the multidisciplinary science course Human Origins, taught here at the Peabody. In many of our extended period labs we have replicated ancient technologies like chipped stone tools, fire making, the atlatl or spear thrower, and more.

Image of original letter from the Peabody archive

Peabody 25

No "Orphaned" Artifacts

This blog represents the first 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!

Image of Scotty MacNeish, around 1980

Processing the Richard S. MacNeish papers

Since October, I've been focusing on the largest collection at the Peabody, the Richard S. MacNeish papers. MacNeish donated about 220 linear feet of his papers and books to the museum in 2000, soon before he died.

Image of the Samantha Hixson

Welcome Samantha!

My name is Samantha Hixson and I am the new Collections Assistant here at the Peabody.

Image of Catherine Hunter, Samantha Hixson, and Marla Taylor

Baskets Explored

Thanks to Catherine Hunter, Peabody Museum research associate, our full basketry collection of 329 is inventoried and described.

Image of Joseph W. Zarzynski,

MAS-NE LECTURE - The Lost Radeau and "The Sunken Fleet of 1758"


Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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