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Weekend Activities @ the Burke: Archaeology

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Sat., Jan. 25, 2014 – Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
11 am –  3 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

Saturdays & Sundays in January*, 11 am – 3 pm

Every weekend at the Burke, see objects not normally on display and do hands-on activities. Also take part in guided “Best of the Burke” exhibit tours of the Life and Times and Pacific Voices galleries every Saturday at 1 pm.

In January, see and touch projectile points that humans were using thousands of years ago. We’ll have out samples from two collections uncovered in an archaeological site in Granite Falls, Washington: one on loan from private property owners and one housed at the Burke. Come explore the value of each and chat with us about what to do if you find an archaeological site or artifact.

The younger crowd—and hands-on at heart—can sculpt Play-Doh projectile points, survey the museum galleries for other archaeological finds, and play the Future Archaeologist Challenge, in which you get to guess what kind of site your team has discovered based on everyday objects. 

*Because of Archaeology Day at the museum, weekend activities will not be offered Saturday, January 4, and will be modified for Sunday, January 5.

Photo by Lora Shinn.