So You Wanna Be An Archaeologist?

Saturday 17 October 2015
11:00AM - 4:00PM
  Kids and Family

International Archaeology Day

Dig into International Archaeology Day at the Penn Museum! Bring the family to meet archaeologists and conservators, come face-to-face with an ancient mummy at an interactive station, and run through an obstacle course worthy of an Indiana Jones! Test your skills in a “What in the World” game show, and go behind-the-scenes with special tours of the Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), a multi-million dollar set of teaching labs that opened in 2014. Crafty kids and families can decorate their own tomb walls at an art station.

Cosponsored by the Philadelphia Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Free with Museum admission.

So You Wanna Be an Archaeologist? Schedule

11:00 am Unpacking the Past: Mummy Makers Workshop
12:00 pm “What in the World?” game
12:30 pm Interact with In the Artifact Lab conservators as they work
1:00 pm Behind-the-scenes tours CAAM tours begin, leaving every 15 minutes:

CAAM Lab Tours feature Ceramics expert Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau, Archaeobotany Teaching Specialist Chantel White, Zooarchaeologist and Mainwaring Teaching Specialist Dr. Kate Moore, Archaeometallurgy Teaching Specialist Moritz Jansen, and Physical Anthropology Curator Dr. Janet Monge

1:00 pm Unearthed in the Archives talk: Records of the Archaeologist
1:00 pm Unpacking the Past: Mummy Makers Workshop
2:00 pm Pop-up Q & A with Dr. C. Brian Rose, Mediterranean Section Curator and Curator of the upcoming exclusive exhibition, The Golden Age of King Midas
3:00 pm “What in the World?” game
3:30 pm Interact with In the Artifact Lab conservators as they work

Throughout the Day

  • Cartifacts presenters in the galleries
  • Demonstrations: Archaeological Site Surveying, 3-D printing
  • Interactive Dig Site
  • Craft Station: Make Your Own Tomb Wall


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