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Sat., Jan. 4, 2014 | 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members
How did humans live in the past? What tools did they make and how did they make them? What was going on in Puget Sound 40, 400, and 4,000 years ago? Find out for yourself at Archaeology Day—a day-long celebration of us—the humans!
See demonstrations of how stone tools are made
Throw an atlatl (a spear-throwing tool) and see if you can catch dinner the old fashioned way
Examine ancient Peruvian textiles on display for the first time—including delicate textiles that are over a thousand-years-old
Get close to artifacts found in our very own Puget Sound region
Make hands-on archaeology-themed crafts
Visit with Roman reenactors and find out what life was like for warriors in ancient Rome
Map the shipwrecks of Lake Union with The Center for Wooden Boats
Discover how archaeologists can learn from studying trash
Archaeology Day is a special, one-day-only annual event.
A Peruvian textile from the Burke’s archaeology collection, Cat. No. 1988-120.2c.
Photo courtesy of the Burke Museum.
Visitors can try throwing an atlatl—a spear-throwing tool—at the Burke Museum’s Archaeology Day.
Photo by Andrew Waits.