Mapping the Past

Features May/June 2019

ARCHAEOLOGY’s editors explore the genius and creativity of mapmakers through time
(Courtesy of the Penn Museum/object #B13885)
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    The Nebra Sky Disc

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    (Juraj Lipták/State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt)
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    Nippur Map Tablet

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    (Courtesy of the Penn Museum/object #B13885)
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    The Goldmine Papyrus

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    (Photo: Nicola Dell’Aquila e Federico Taverni/Museo Egizio)
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    Han Dynasty Map

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    (History and Art Collection/Alamy Stock Photo)
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    The Forma Urbis Romae

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    (Museo della Civilta Romana, Rome, Italy/De Agostini Picture Library/Bridgeman Images)
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    The Paracas Textile

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    (Nazca. Mantle (“The Paracas Textile”), 100-300 C.E. Cotton, camelid fiber, 24 5/8 × 58 11/16 in. (62.5 × 149 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John Thomas Underwood Memorial Fund, 38.121)
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    Catawba Map

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    (CO700/NORTHAMERICANCOLONIESGENERAL6/© The National Archives, Kew, UK)
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    Wooden Inuit Maps

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    (© Greenland National Museum and Archives)
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    Marshall Islands Stick Chart

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    (© The Trustees of the British Museum/Art Resource, NY)

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