Donor Gives Academy Southwest Pottery and Textiles
February 2012

bet36体育在线真的吗A donation of Southwest Indian pottery and textiles was recently received by the Department of Anthropology. The collection dates throughout the 20th century and includes pottery from Acoma, Santa Clara, Tesuque and Zuni Pueblos, Hopi katsinam, Okhay Owingeh and Jemez Pueblo textiles, and Navajo baskets, pottery, carvings and textiles.

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Academy Artwork Now on Display at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center
February 2012

Artwork from the Academy's Anthropology collection is featured in a new exhibit at Stanford's . The exhibition, , explores the entrance of Pueblo artists into the modern art market, and is on view now until May 2012. To view the Academy's full collection of Pueblo paintings on our online database, .

Academy Receives Native American Pottery and Artwork
December 2011

bet36体育在线真的吗The Department of Anthropology recently received a donation of Native American pottery and artwork, dating from the 1960s to the 1980s. The collection includes pieces from important Pueblo potters such as Margaret Tafoya (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Lucy Martin Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), as well as numbered and signed lithographs and serigraphs from artists R.C. Gorman (Navajo) and Fritz Scholder (Luiseño).

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Evolving Traditions: Southwest Native Pottery and Silver Opens Academy’s New Exhibit Space
May 2011

The California Academy of Sciences has completed a new gallery on the third floor and the first exhibit is now open. Drawn entirely from the Academy’s Anthropology collection, Evolving Traditions: Southwest Native Pottery and Silverbet36体育在线真的吗 highlights pottery and silver jewelry created by Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Rio Grande Pueblo artists. Ranging from the dramatic black-on-black pottery of Maria and Julian Martinez to the wrought silver bracelets of Kenneth Begay and others, the selection exemplifies over one thousand years of cultural continuity, documenting the persistence of designs and patterns in both traditional and innovative ways. To view the Academy's full collection of Southwest pottery and silver, go to our and select "Category: Pottery" or "Category: Jewelry & Metalwork" coupled with the cultural group of your choice.

Polynesian Collection Donated to Academy
April 2011

bet36体育在线真的吗Recently, the Department of Anthropology received a donation of Polynesian objects from Tongo, Samoa and Fiji. Collected in 1984, shortly after their manufacture, the pieces exemplify ongoing cultural traditions in the islands. Included in the collection are tapa cloths, woven fans, and beautifully carved wooden bowls and forks.

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Academy Collection Contributes to Ongoing Exhibit on California Indians
October 2010

A new exhibit opening this month at Sacramento's showcases California Indians from prehistory to the present day. is an ongoing exhibition featuring ancient artifacts, historic objects, oral histories, and contemporary art installations, all from Native Californians. Objects from the Academy's Anthropology collection will be displayed on a rotating basis, including a bottle glass projectile point crafted by the well-known Yahi Indian Ishi in 1914. To view the Academy's full collection of California Indian cultural objects, go to our and type "California" in the "State/Prov./Dist." box coupled with the object type and/or cultural group of your choice.

Academy Curator Makes Cover of Nature - Again!
August 2010

Academy Curator of Anthropology Zeray Alemseged recently made the cover of the prestigious journal Nature- again! This month's article discusses the . Dr. Alemseged's previous cover story described his team's find of a .

Academy Curator's Discovery Extends Stone Tool-Assisted Meat Processing by 800,000 Years
August 2010

bet36体育在线真的吗Academy Curator of Anthropology Zeray Alemseged and his team have discovered the earliest known use of stone tools in processing meat: more than 3.3 million years ago, fully 800,000 years earlier than previously thought. Read the full article in or the press coverage, below.






California Indian Culinary Tools From the Academy Collection Tour With Grace Hudson Exhibit
July 2010

California Indian culinary objects from the Academy's Anthropology collection are now on display at Ukiah's and will join the exhibit on tour late next year. , explores culinary traditions of California Indian tribes, how over millennia these traditions developed in accordance with the ecosystems of which they became a part, and the ways in which such traditions continue today, sometimes with the assistance of modern conveniences. The exhibit is showing at the Grace Hudson Museum now until November 2010, when it will travel to other California museums through 2014. To view the Academy's full collection of California Indian culinary objects, go to our  and type "California" in the "State/Prov./Dist." box coupled with the object type and/or cultural group of your choice.

Southwestern Native American Pottery Exhibit at SFO Features Large Array From Academy Collection
June 2009

bet36体育在线真的吗Southwestern Native American Pottery, a new exhibit at the at San Francisco International Airport, features objects from the Academy's Anthropology collection. The 135 Academy pieces include jars, bowls, tiles, figurines and other objects from nearly 20 different cultural groups. Created for utilitarian, ceremonial and artistic purposes, the selection spans 1,000 years, from ancient to contemporary. The exhibit is installed in the pre-security area of SFO's international terminal, and runs now through November 2009. To view the Academy's full collection of Southwest pottery, go to our and select "Category: Pottery" coupled with the cultural group of your choice.

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Anthropology News Video Links

CNN
In 2013, CNN profiled Dr. Zeray Alemseged, Academy Research Associate in Anthropology, in a trio of videos. To watch, click on one of the links below.


NOVA
Academy Research Associate Dr. Zeray Alemseged was featured on PBS's NOVA in 2011 and again in 2012. Click on a link below to watch online.


Selam
In 2006 Academy Research Associate Dr. Zeray Alemseged and his team uncovered the fossil remains of a 3.3 million year old Australopithecus afarensis child, nicknamed "Selam," in the Dikika area of northeastern Ethiopia. To watch videos discussing this important find, click on the links below.


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For other online videos featuring Academy Research Associate Dr. Zeray Alemseged and his work, check out the YouTube links below.