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UPM MIS: Museum Information System at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Since 1887, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (UPM) has sponsored a number of extremely valuable archaeological expeditions to sites on every inhabited continent. With the significant financial generosity of the Mellon Foundation, the UPM has begun the Museum Information System project in order to make a good portion of these highly detailed archaeological field notes and other items (such as photographs of artifacts) available online. So far, the museum has placed materials from three sites online: the Minoan site of Gournia Crete, Pech de l'Aze IV, a Middle Paleolithic site in France, and a pre-Columbian cemetery at Sitio Conte, Panama. For each site, the people at the project have offered a brief introduction to each expedition, along with offering digitized images of artifacts from each site. In the case of Pech de l'Aze, the original field notebooks have been digitized, and are available for general consideration on the website.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-02-20
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