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Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology in the News

by on June 20, 2013

The Providence Journal urges readers to visit the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology to see our new exhibit honoring donors Dwight B. Heath, emeritus professor of anthropology at Brown, and Anna Cooper.Heath. The exhibit showcases collections from  Mexico, South America, and Africa.


See the exhibit, The Spirit of the Thing Given, in our gallery at Manning Hall, Tues. – Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Read about Heath’s research, not treated in the exhibit, on cultural variation in drinking practices from Malcolm Gladwell and the New Yorker.


Meanwhile, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has recently reported on research on Viking travels in Newfoundland conducted by Kevin P. Smith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Haffenreffer. Smith argues that, a thousand years ago,  Vikings traveled further into the Northern Peninsula than was previously thought; there, they were turned back by the Beothuk in a confrontation that might be  “first big encounter between [indigenous people] and the western world.”


Hope to see you in Manning soon!

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