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The scientific tourist #330 — Mesa Verde Corrugated Gray

For your consideration this week, a large cooking pot from Mesa Verde in southern Colorado (on display at the History Colorado Center in Denver)… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #328 — Altar Q, Copan (west side)

This is the west side of Altar Q, from the ancient Maya site of Copan in Honduras. Or more accurately, it’s the west side of a very high-quality replica of the altar… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #319 — Huehueteotl

Found in the ruins of Teotihuacan, and now on display in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, it’s Huehueteotl… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #316 — stela for Teti-nofer

A memorial stela dating from Egypt’s Late New Kingdom, now on permanent display at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #293 — digging at the Maxwell Museum

A unique scene for most museums — a life-size recreation of an archaeological dig, on display at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #289 — statue of Sekhmet

Carved from black granite during the Third Intermediate Period (1069-656 BCE), it’s Sekhmet in the Field Museum… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #280 — Pompeii Terracotta Oven

Another interesting piece of life in ancient Pompeii — a portable terracotta oven… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #277 — Ducks and Rabbits

A Mimbres Black-and-white bowl at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in Albuquerque, New Mexico… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #269 — Olmecs in Texas

Imagine my surprise at discovering an Olmec head during a recent visit to the campus of the University of Texas at Austin! Continue reading

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Casual Friday — moving the moai

Everybody who’s ever seen the huge stone heads (moai) of Easter Island has wondered how they could possibly have been moved into place… Continue reading

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