UNM’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

The University of New Mexico has a very nice little museum in its campus anthropology building, the Maxwell Museum. Here are some photos from a visit.

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The Maxwell Museum

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Inside the museum

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Reproduction of a Stone Age ivory carving from France, showing a bison licking its fur

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Reproductions of Stone Age “Venus” figurines

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Cast of a Neandertal burial

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An exhibit of Chinese pottery

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The Cultural Revolution: a Red Guard with his foot on the back of an “intellectual”

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Ice Age bison bone from New Mexico, smashed open to extract the marrow

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Navajo pot from around 1600 CE

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Stone axe head from the Chaco Canyon settlement

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Mimbres bowl depicting a frog

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Effigy jar from the Casas Grandes settlement

 

 

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