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Culture Cases
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Culture Cases

Culture Cases are great learning resources available for checkout at no cost. Each case includes artifacts, replicas, books, and a guidebook of background information and suggested activities.

Loan Terms:
One week is the standard length of a loan, but if no one else is on the schedule, we can be flexible on the return date.

Cases available for checkout:


  • This case features artifacts from Native American tribes such as the Fremont, Shoshone, and Ute. These Artifacts include a cradleboard, intricately designed pottery, jewelry, and clothing. Use the activities within the guide book learn about their ancient myths and what their daily life was like.

  • The American Southwest covers present day Arizona and New Mexico, as well as regions of Utah, Colorado, Texas, California, and Mexico. Our Culture Case focuses on the northern portion of the South west and includes artifacts from a variety of tribes including the Ancestral Puebloan people, the Navajo, the Hohokam, the Hopi and the Zuni. Artifacts include arrowheads, petroglyphs, pottery, blankets, and beautifully woven basketry.

  • Mesoamerica is a region extending south and east from central Mexico including parts of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The case features artifacts from the Maya and the Aztec civilizations. Included in this Culture Case are beautifully woven textiles, an Aztec calendar, statuettes, corn, and more.

  • Polynesia is home to many different islands and cultures, encompassing Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, and Marquesas. Celebrate this wide variety of cultures with artifacts including tapa cloth, musical instruments, conch shells, and poi balls.

  • Ancient Egypt lies in the north eastern part of Africa, and is home to some of the largest monuments. Discover some of their artifacts up close with Egyptian funerary goods and hieroglyphs, as well as papyrus and a replica of the Rosetta Stone.

  • Ouelessebougou is a town located in the West African country of Mali. This culture case was made by the Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance.

  • Ancient Greece and Rome are located in the Mediterranean and are the base of western civilization. Discover more about their daily life with artifacts such as a Roman lamp, Greek playing marbles, coins, tiles, and more.

  • The Andes were home to many of the greatest civilizations in the Americas, including the Inca, and the extraordinarily cold and dry climate preserved ancient fabrics. Gain a sense of what their world was like by handling everyday materials including llama wool and clay dishes, and ceremonial objects such as masks and figurines.

Please check with the Education Office for case availability and to reserve.
MPC Education Office:
(801) 422-0022
mpc_programs@byu.edu.

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To schedule a tour or a field trip at the museum, please fill out this form.

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