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Sickle

Harvard graduate George A. Reisner received funding from Phoebe Hearst in 1898 for five years of research in Egypt. By the end of 1901 he had excavated parts of two large pre-dynastic necropoli at Ballas and El Ahaiwah and the more recent cemetery at Naga ed-Der. In addition he excavated portions of the large town of Der el-Ballas with palaces and commoner houses that he dated to the middle and new kingdoms although new excavations in the 1980s revealed earlier levels.
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Core

After serving as curator and director of the National Museum of Zambia (1938-1961), J. Desmond Clark came to UC Berkeley in 1961 and for almost thirty years he trained students in anthropology and Old World prehistory.

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Egyptian knife

This flint knife was donated to the museum by Heywood W. Seton-Karr, a British Army lieutenant who made his earlier archaeological discoveries while he was stationed in Egypt and, later, as a private consultant. In 1895 he presented his finds to the British Anthropological Institute and in 1898 his enterprises were featured in the New York Times.
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Neanderthal flint

Dorothy A.E. Garrod was the first woman (1939) to be elected Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge. Her career started in the early 1920's and brought her from Gibraltar, to the east Mediterranean, to Kurdistan. Arguably, her most important achievement in the field is the excavation at Mount Carmel where, among thousands of stone tools, she recovered the first Neanderthal burials outside Europe.
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The Archaeologist's blog

Welcome to PAHMA website and this blog. My name is Paolo Pellegatti and I am the Research Archaeologist at the Museum. My work revolves mostly around documentation and archival materials such as fieldnotes, manuscripts and other records all related to the hundred thousands of archaeological objects that we have in our care. When I started my tenure at the Museum, given my background in Old World prehistory I was initially drawn to looking into the European and African collections but in over five years I virtually explored every cabinet and drawers in all our basements.

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