In the afternoon we took a bus in to the University Museum at Penn for a look at the collections. William Wierzbowski, Associate Keeper of the American Section, has set things up for the visit. He had gotten a number of items that had been collected by the late Frederica de Laguna, (BMC ’27: founder of the Bryn Mawr College Anthropology Department) in Alaska out and had arranged them as a temporary “ancestor shrine” for us.
It included maps drawn by Freddy, and fragments of Raven’s Tail weaving, a style which had fallen out of use and was recovered from archaeological fragments like these and a few remaining ethnographic samples.
Bill also brought out THE original Clovis Points. It was really fun to see them “in person” as it were.