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O'Brien Collection 


Dr. Denise O’Brien, former longtime Temple Anthropology faculty member, began her research among the Dani people of the Konda Valley in the Western New Guinea Highlands in the 1960s while a graduate student at Yale University.  She came to Temple in the late 1960s.  Following her death in 2008, O’Brien’s personal collection of material, gathered during her extensive research and travel, was donated to the Temple Anthropology Lab.


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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.

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