In this section you can discover outside material such as videos of Kaxinawa rituals, articles about the Almshouse, and a link to a downloadable Kaxinawa learning video game!
The collection consists of more than 80 artifacts, many from the West New Guinea Highlands. O’Brien’s research interests included women’s roles in Pacific Island social systems, and she also taught in the Women’s Studies program at Temple. Some of the artifacts in her collection reflect these interests. Her papers are MSS 717 in the Melanesian Collection at the Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California at San Diego.
To learn more, explore our exhibits featuring the O'Brien collection
Metepec Area History
Who and where are the Metepec people? A brief rundown of the area's history.
Pottery And Its Uses
Explanation of how pottery helps archeologists understand the past and present.