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K-12 Archaeology Talk with Dr. Steve

Is Archaeology Really Like Indiana Jones?

Penn Museum: Rainey Auditorium

Tuesday, May. 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

$15 per person

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Teachers and homeschool groups: Bring your students to an exciting talk with Stephen Phillips, Ph.D. Groups are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the Museum before or after the presentation. This program is best suited for students in grades 4–12. Due to limited availability, advance registration is required for this exceptional experience.

How accurate is the depiction of the field of archaeology in movies like Indiana Jones? This presentation gives students exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to Dr. Phillips’ own work as a team member excavating Petra’s Temple of the Winged Lions.

Petra, “The Rose-Red City Half as Old as Time,” is nestled in a mountainous basin in a remote, rugged corner of Jordan. As one of the “New Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” Petra is famous for its more than 800 rock-cut tombs and monuments, including a Roman theater capable of seating as many as 8,500 people.

Archaeological investigations at Petra continue to the present day. Learn more about this incredible archaeological site and the Nabataeans who created it. Explore on-site excavation techniques, experience daily life on a dig in a distant land, and discover whether archaeology really is like Indiana Jones.

About the Speaker

Stephen “Dr. Steve” Phillips, Ph.D.

Stephen “Dr. Steve” Phillips, Ph.D.

Stephen “Dr. Steve” Phillips, Ph.D., is the Curatorial Research Coordinator in the Egyptian Section of the Penn Museum. He earned a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of biocultural anthropology.