Exhibit Videos

Current Exhibits

All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology
Caspian: The Elements
Day of the Dead Altar
Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard
Encounters with the Americas
Hall of the North American Indian
The Legacy of Penobscot Canoes: A View From the River
Resetting the Table: Food & Our Changing Tastes
Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West
Uncovering Pacific Pasts: Harvard’s Early Endeavors in Oceanic Anthropology

Past Exhibits

A Good Type
Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons Across Cultures
From Nation to Nation: Examining Lewis and Clark's Indian Collection
Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family
Moche Ceramics
Ocarinas: Music Made in Clay
Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries
Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

The Problem with Skin Color

Measuring Human Variation

Why Social Anthropologists Still Study Race

Human Evolution and Migrations

Tracking Human Change

Indigenous Partnerships

The 1893 Average Man and Woman

 

 

Hieroglyphic Staircase Reassembly and Epigraphy

 

Early Putnam Era History of Peabody Harvard Archaeological Investigations at Copan


Current and Contemporary Field Archaeology in Copan

 

 

 

Harvard's FeeJee Mermaid

The FeeJee Mermaid

Lecture Video: All the World Is Here: Anthropology on Display at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Search the transcript

Lecture Video: Decoding Maya Hieroglyphs with 3D Technology Search the transcript

 

 

Lecture Video: Reflections on the First Fifty Years of the Peabody Museum, 1866–1916 Search the transcript

See all the Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series related to this exhibition

Caspian: The Elements

 

 

Conversation and Exhibit Preview Video: Caspian the Elements Search the transcript

 

Day of the Dead Altar

Day of the Dead Altar Artist Mizael Sanchez

Day of the Dead Altar

Day of the Dead Papel Picado

Day of the Dead and the Origins of Papel Picado

The Story of Xolotl the Supernatural Dog

​Lecture Video: Gifts from Mexico: Revitalizing Life Through the Day of the Dead Celebration Search the transcript

Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard

Harvard Yard Archaeology - Excavation to Exhibition

Harvard Yard Archaeology - Native American Students Then & Now

Harvard Summer School: Part 1: Ground Breaking, The Archaeology of Harvard Yard

Harvard Summer School Part 2: Digging Deeper, The Archaeology of Harvard Yard

Excavation Time Lapse


Lecture Video: Life at Colonial Harvard: The Archaeological Evidence Search the transcript

Encounters with the Americas

Lecture Video: The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale Search the transcript

Lecture Video: Decoding Maya Hieroglyphs with 3D Technology Search the transcript

Lecture Video: The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal Search the transcript

Lecture Video: Climate, Water, and the Evolution of Early Societies: From the Tropical Maya Lowlands to the Arid Puebloan Southwest Search the transcript

Lecture Video: Run, Don't Walk: Sacred Movement among the Classic Maya Search the transcript

Lecture Video: Apocalypse Soon? How the World Ends (or Doesn’t) in Religions of the World Search the transcript

Hall of the North American Indian

Polar Links


Resetting the Table: Food & Our Changing Tastes

Lecture Video: Does Food Have a Gender?

Lecture Video: What Makes Chocolate "Good"?

Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West

Blue Roan Horses in Ledger Art

Uncovering Pacific Pasts: Harvard’s Early Endeavors in Oceanic Anthropology​

 

 

Lecture Video: Early Archaeology of the Pacific

Past Exhibits

A Good Type: Tourism & Science in Early Japanese Photographs

Lecture Video: Souvenir, Art, or Anthropology? Search the transcript

Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons Across Cultures

 


Moro Helmet

 


Hawaiian Feather Helmet

 

 


Canteens

 

 


Lecture Video: The Allure of Collecting Arms and Armor Search the transcript

 

 

From Nation to Nation: Examining Lewis and Clark's Indian Collection

Weaving History with Pat Courtney Gold

Kalahari Perspectives

Lecture Video: The Cinema of Patience: Reflecting on N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman Search the transcript

Panel Discussion Video: Traces and Tracks: Journeys with the San Search the transcript

Moche Ceramics

Ancient Moche Bottles of Peru

The Decapitator God

Lecture Video: Tales of Moche Kingsand Queens: Elite Burials from the North Coast of Peru Search the transcript

Ocarinas: Music Made in Clay

Resurrecting Ancient Mesoamerican Music

La resucitacion de musica mesoamericana antigua

Breathing Life into an Ancient Instrument

Dando vida a un instrumento antiguo

Diversity in Form and Song

Diversidad de forma y cancion

Lecture Video: Reviving the Ancient Sounds of Mesoamerican Ocarinas Search the transcript

Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries

Photographer Stephen Dupont on Papua New Guinea Sing-Sings

Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

Maya Music