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International Archaeology Day
When:
 01:00PM - 04:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
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Saturday, October 18, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
International Archaeology Day
Celebrate International Archaeology Day at the Penn Museum! Bring the whole family to explore the Museum galleries, and be among the first to visit the Museum's new behind-the-scenes teaching laboratories with tours of the new Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials. Come face to face with an ancient mummy at an interactive station, and run through an obstacle course worthy of03 UpperBodyAndSkull web an Indiana Jones! Enjoy talks on archaeology and a "What in the World" game show. 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.

2014 INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY SCHEDULE
12:30 pm - Chat with Museum conservators as they work on mummies and more inside In the Artifact Lab
1:00 pm - "What in the World?" a game using artifacts from the international collection, based on the 1950s tv show
2:00 pm - Lecture: "Ur of the Chaldees: A Virtual Vision of Woolley's Excavations project," by Dr. William Hafford, Leon Levy Foundation Ur Digitization Project Manager
3:00 pm - Q & A about the now-internationally famous 6,500 year old skeleton from the site of Ur with Physical Anthropology student Maya Kassutto
3:30 pm - Chat with Museum conservators as they work on mummies and more inside In the Artifact Lab


THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOONDigweb
Watch Museum conservators work inside In the Artifact Lab
Indiana Jones-style obstacle course
Interactive dig site
Cartifact presenters throughout the galleries
Make-and-take crafts
Behind-the-scenes CAAM and Conservation Laboratory tours every 15 minutes (limited availability, by sign up), featuring:

  • Demonstration of a polarized light microscope and a technique called 'Ceramic Petrography' with Ceramics expert Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau
  • Material from Sitio Conte, Panama, ancient materials from Iran, and a whole animal skeleton—perhaps a lion?—with zooarchaeology expert and Mainwaring Teaching Specialist Dr. Kate Moore
  • A Morton collection of human crania and insights into human skeletal analysis using imaging tools such as CT scans and SEM (scanning electron microscopy) with Physical Anthropology Curator Dr. Janet Monge


PLUS
The Museum Shop joins in the fun with a wide assortment of archaeology books and games available for purchase. Children who stop by the Pepper Mill Café with their parents foractivitybookeditedweb lunch receive a Museum coloring book!

 





Lab photo: Mark Stehle

Ubaid skeleton photo: Kyle Cassidy

 

 

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
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3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

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First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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