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Central European Expedition Records, 1929-1931 inclusive : A Finding Aid

Peabody Museum Archives
Harvard University
May 1998



Descriptive Summary

Repository: Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
Call No.: 34-93
Location: Peabody Museum Archives
Title: Central European Expedition Records,
Date(s): 1929-1931 (inclusive )
Quantity: .8 linear feet
Abstract: The records contain lists of excavation sites and materials, field reports, photographs, catalogues, correspondence and inventories pertaining to the joint Harvard University Peabody Museum and University of Pennsylvania excavations in central Europe during 1929-1931.

Acquisition Information:

These records were transferred from the Peabody Museum accession files to the Archives on May 12, 1998.

Access Restrictions:

Restrictions on access: none

Use Restrictions:

Restrictions on use: none

Historical Sketch

Through the efforts of Dr. Vladimir J. Fewkes of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and Robert W. Ehrich, representing the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, an agreement was made with the Czechoslovakian government to send a joint Harvard-Pennsylvania expedition to that country in 1929. The first year of excavation resulted in the acquisition of a large quantity of pottery and stone artifacts. During the 1930 - 1931 season, the Harvard-Pennsylvania Expedition excavated the great neolithic fortress village of Homolka in Bohemia, as well as conducting archaeological reconnaissance in Yugoslavia. The archaeological work of the Museum in Central Europe continued in 1932 with joint expeditions with the American School of Prehistoric Research and the Fogg Art Museum.


Scope and Content Note:

The papers record the excavations of the joint Peabody Museum--University Museum (PENN) expedition to Central Europe from 1929-1931. Included are lists of excavation sites and materials, field reports, catalogues, photographs, expedition correspondence, field notes, lot data and diagrams and inventories.

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