Ethnological Artifacts (National Taiwan University)
These ethnological images are field-based photos from the Taihoku Imperial University Ethnoarchaeology Seminar period and the National Taiwan University Department of Anthropology period. The main content covers not only various ethnic groups and their living situations across Taiwan, but also images of the Hainan Island Li people and artifacts from around Oceania. So far, our department has completed sections on the Pingpu, Atayal, Saisiyat, Bunun, Tsou, Thao, Rukai, Paiwan, Amis, Beinan, Dao, Li people as well on indigenous peoples of Oceania, among other areas. Currently, our collection houses more than 2000 artifacts, including traditional aboriginal tools and clothing, such as housing pillars, wooden pillars, statues, knives, wooden plates, bowls, pipes, beaded clothing, leather caps, embroidery, ritual pots and hunting tools. Some representative living utensils from different ethnic groups in the Hainan Island, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region have also been collected.
1109 (physical objects/specimens)
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The National Taiwan University Department of Anthropology’s collection can be traced back to 1928, when the Ethnoarchaeology Seminar was established at Taihoku Imperial University. The components, primarily gathered between 1920 and 1960, include over 10,000 articles of quotidian commodities, ritual utensils, and field images of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, and hundreds of thousands of prehistoric artifacts unearthed at various archaeological sites in Taiwan. Since 2002, the Department has been a member of the National Digital Archives Program and has been in the process of digitizing and re-identifying its collection components—a process that confers a multifaceted significance upon cultural heritage in an information society.
Researchers; the general public
Ethnology; anthropology; Taiwanese aborigines; Li people in Southeast Asia; Oceania
Taiwan; Hainan Island; Oceania
Dates Collection Accumulated
Dates Items Created
Ethnoarchaeology Seminar, Taihoku Imperial University; Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University
Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University
Is Located At
Exhibition Hall of Ethnological Artifacts
Is Accessed Via
Pingpu people; Ketagalan; Kavalan; Taokas; Pazeh; Siraya; Hoanya; highland aborigines; Atayal; Saisiyat; Tsou; Bunun; Rukai; Paiwan; Puyuma; Amis; Yami; Thao; Li
Ethnological Photos (National Taiwan University); Ethnographic Collections of the Taiwanese Indigenous People (National Museum of Natural Science); Archeological Collections in Central Taiwan (National Museum of Natural Science)