Date: Saturday, October 3 12-4 pm
Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Greetings from our field sites!
Activities take place among the world-famous collections of North American, Maya, and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology held by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum. Meet NeferKITTY the cat mummy, talk to archaeologists, explore behind-the-scenes treasures, see clay artists from the Harvard Ceramics Program, visit the exhibit From the Nile to the Euphrates, dig deeper into colonial history with a new mobile phone guide, try out stone tools, throw a spear with the World Atlatl Association, and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages. Check out the annual Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House at the Peabody Museum while visiting!
Regular admission rates apply. Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
The event happens on the same day as two other events:
Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard, an afternoon of hands-on archaeology fun at the Peabody Museum and the adjacent Harvard Semitic Museum.
Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay: This exhibit features over 100 spectacular examples of ocarinas from the Peabody Museum’s vast collection. Uncovered at archaeological sites in Central America and Mexico, these musical instruments were crafted from local low-fired clay and carefully fashioned, incised, and painted into a variety of human and animal forms.
Zooarchaeology Lab Open House, where visitors can get animal bones identified and explore the world of zooarchaeology.