The Robert S. Peabody Museum curates artifacts, documents, and images pertaining to indigenous cultures of the Americas, past and present.
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
Archaeological collections are derived from Paleo-Indian through early 20th century contexts. The geographical areas with the most complete representation are the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Southwestern United States; the Artic and Subarctic, Central and South America, and Mexico.
THE ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
Ethnographic material spans the Western Hemisphere and includes costumes, baskets, textiles, and other domestic and decorative objects dating from the early 19th century to the present.
THE ARCHIVE AND LIBRARY
The Museum's Library and Archive contain a variety of materials ranging from glass plate negatives to original field notes and archaeological field maps.
Research Access and Rights and Reproduction
If you are interested in materials from The Peabody Museum, please download the forms below and either email or fax back to us.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding research and reproduction queries.
Photos: (top to bottom) Pottery vessel with hand-and-eye motif, Moundville, Alabama; Birch bark baskets, North America. Photograph by Gil Talbot; Proto Nazca textile, Peru.; Inuit harpoon heads, Greenland; polar bear effigy, Thule culture, Alaska. Photograph by Gil Talbot.