Archeology and Anthropology

Navajo Rug

Like her mother before her, 84 year-old weaver Salina Begay, creates Navajo rugs the old fashioned way. With help from her daughter, Begay raises her own sheep, cards, spins and dyes the wool, then weaves the yarn into traditional Navajo patterns.

Hopi Pottery

Modern ethnographic jar made by the late Joy Navasie (Frog Woman), a Hopi-Tewa potter. 

Catalog number is ET578

Donated by Dr. Allan Nelson, MD, Chicago, Illinois in 2013


Glenna Nielsen-Grimm

In 2008, Glenna Nielsen-Grimm joined the staff as the anthropology collections manager and is responsible for the care of over 900,000 objects that date as early as 10,300 BP and represent North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Pacific Islands, Middle East, Great Basin and Northern Colorado Plateau.

Michelle Knoll

Michelle Knoll brings more than 20 years of varied experience to her job as the assistant curator of archaeology. In addition to managing some of the daily operations of the anthropology department, Knoll coordinates the Museum's Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) compliance program, writes grant proposals,