“Transcendent. A brilliant, thought-provoking exploration of the role of archaeology in understanding the recent past…”— James Delgado. Advertisements
“Going beyond the single viewpoint of expedition commanders, a succession of engagingly written and sometimes brilliantly researched volumes has produced new and detailed accounts of one expedition after another, enriching the official published and archival resources with newsprint, memorabilia and … Continue reading
P.J. Capelotti, Penn State Abington’s resident explorer and research associate of the Polar Center at Penn State, delivered the fifth annual Roald Amundsen Memorial Lecture on Dec. 3 in Oslo, Norway.
Read my latest interview: the Washington Post wanted to know where the whale bones in the Smithsonian came from. The answer has a lot to do with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Torgny Nordin of the Stockholm daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet has an extensive review of The Greatest Show in the Arctic: the American exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905. “Capelotti’s purpose is to describe what happened and analyze why the expeditions … Continue reading
On Friday, August 26, 2016, students from Penn State Abington unveiled a new historical marker at Kane’s family tomb in Laurel Hill Cemetery, as a lasting tribute to a man who died too young and was given what may have … Continue reading
P.J. Capelotti, professor of anthropology and Penn State Abington’s resident explorer, chronicles three failed American expeditions to the frozen north in his new book, The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898–1905. His 2.5 … Continue reading