This class integrates the Japanese archaeological artifacts (ca, 240 items) andand drawings (ca. 16 sheets) that were given to the Penn Museum at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 as a gift from the Tokyo National Museum/Meiji Government. In this course, as students learn the basic knowledge on Japanese archaeology, they participate in the basic background research on the exposition objects. Students are then to choose his/her research topic based on this collection, and their projects and resulting research papers will be presented possibly on a newly-established website. Through their individual research projects using this collection, students will learn how to handle the archaeological artifacts, investigate the relevant data in the Penn Museum archives, and acquire the basic curatorial knowledge and skills for dating, classifying, specifying the provenience of the objects.
Section 401 - LEC
TR 1030AM-1200PM