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Archaeology Rocks, and Rolls!

Corri and Tasha working at the photostation

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T-Shirt Design Contest

In celebration of our upcoming moves we are seeking your help for designing a move-themed T-shirt for PAHMA staff and volunteers.  I'm helping lead up the Archaeology portion of the Move and I’m certainly not the one to be designing a T-shirt. 

My idea of good a good T-shirt design would be to snap a sexy picture of a soil sample and slap on a slogan like “PAHMA moves dirty”.  How about a picture of a flotation sample and a saying like “PAHMA floats my boat”.

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Boat

To complement the Egyptian collections acquired by George Reisner under the patronage of Phoebe Hearst, the museum accessioned a number of objects from other sources and donors throughout its history. Some of them later turned out to be modern or contemporary reproductions of archaeological pieces. In other words: fakes.
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Mo' Mummies, Mo' Problems

As the new Move Photographer at the Hearst, I was delighted to find out that our first problem to overcome was to transfer the ancient Egyptian coffin and mummy collection to its next storage location. I am a not-so-secret Egypto-maniac, so getting a chance to observe and photograph the hidden treasures of the Hearst Egyptian collection was exciting!

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Figurines

These clay figurines are from Karkarinchinkat Nord, a neolithic site in the Tilemsi Valley, Republic of Mali. They were excavated in 1972 by Dr. Andrew Smith as part of his doctoral dissertation. A radiocarbon date indicated that they were buried between 2000 and 1360 B.C.
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