News briefs

Kids enroll now

While the school year isn’t over yet, the Penn-assisted school is already thinking about next year’s batch of new students. Registration for students enrolling in kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 5 and 6 is now taking place noon to 5 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the school’s Planning Office, located at 43rd and Spruce streets. If the child is already in the Philadelphia public schools, bring proof of residency in the catchment area. New registrants bring a birth certificate, proof of residency in the catchment area and immunization records. The school will host an open house April 11, 7 p.m. More info at www.upenn.edu/publicschool or call 215-573-6122.

Bronze age

Findings from Penn’s archaeological research in Thailand have now hit bookshelves. “Ban Chiang, a Prehistoric Village Site in Northeast Thailand I: The Human Skeletal Remains” (University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2002) is part of one of the two largest studies of ancient skeletal remains ever undertaken in Thailand. The discovery, made jointly with Thailand’s Fine Arts Department in the early ’70s, has revolutionized thinking about Southeast Asia’s past, providing evidence for a bronze age culture engaged in interregional trade and large-scale metal production.

E-musings

All the latest about the University of Pennsylvania Museum is now available in E-Musings, a free electronic newsletter that gives subscribers instant access to special events, exhibitions, new publications, shop specials and ground-breaking anthropological and archaeological research. Subscribers can even put in their two cents and give the Museum director and staff input on museum issues. Sign up at www.upenn.edu/museum.

Originally published on April 11, 2002