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Pets in Archaeology

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Friday, Apr. 12, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET


A mosaic of a dog.

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

April 11 is National Pet Day! Humans have been keeping pets for thousands of years, be they furry, feathered, scaly, or anything else in between. Students will track the history of pets across different ancient cultures by studying artifacts in the Penn Museum collection. They will then design their own paper pet collar.

Recommended materials: Blank sheet of paper, a writing utensil, scissors, tape, and coloring materials.

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