From the Burke:
Saturday, January 5, 2013
10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke Museum members, UW students, staff, and faculty w/UW ID
The Burke Museum and the Archaeological Institute of America are pleased to present a special Archaeology Day. Discover the exciting world of archaeology through a variety of activities and games.
Attendees can explore multiple aspects of archaeology and participate in activities including:
- See the Egyptian mummy from the Burke Museum’s collection and talk with Portland State University archaeologist Sarah Sterling about the archaeology of Egypt
- Get close to unique artifacts found in our very own Puget Sound region
- Talk about shipwrecks in Lake Union with The Center for Wooden Boats
- Try your hand at the ancient hunting skill of atlatl throwing
- Discover how archaeologists are analyzing garbage to improve recycling at UW, and test your recycling knowledge with special trivia!
- Hear about the Suquamish Nation's stewardship of traditional culture properties, and learn about the Old Man House archaeological site, home of Suquamish Chiefes Kitsap and Seattle, with the Suquamish Museum
- Join Roman reenactors to see their displays of armor and play ancient Roman games
- Find out what UW archaeologists are discovering about one of Israel's largest and most complex archaeological sites, Dor, with the UW Tel Dor Field School