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October 03, 2011

How did humans live 12,000 years ago? Find out at Ice Age Archaeology Day!

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Sun., Oct. 23, 10 am – 4 pm

Seattle – The Burke Museum presents a day of exhibits and talks on what life was like during the coldest time the state has ever known – the last Ice Age. On Sunday, October 23, Burke archaeologists and other specialists will share the inside scoop on human life 12,000 years ago. This event will feature a mix of family-friendly activities and presentations from practicing archaeologists.

  • Learn how to throw an atlatl
  • Hear stories from the first peoples of Puget Sound, with storyteller Roger Fernandez
  • Hear what Hollywood gets wrong (and right!) in films about life in prehistoric times, with Dr. Ben Marwick
  • Learn about King County’s oldest site
  • See and touch fossils of the giant animals who shared the earth with people during a time when the environment was radically different

Ice Age Archaeology Day is presented by the Burke Museum Archaeology division. This event is included with museum admission.  

See website for schedule details at www.burkemuseum.org.

The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE.
Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays.
Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.
The Burke Museum is an American Association of Museums Accredited Museum. 

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Photo courtesy of Andrew Waits