Muckleshoot tribal members and Burke archaeologists examine an ancient river canoe found on the banks of the Green River. Photo: Burke Museum.
January 21, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or w/ UW ID
Seattle—Uncover thousands of years of history in Washington state in one special day at the Burke Museum.Discover how people lived in our state in the past, what tools they made and how they made them with hundreds of artifacts on display at this annual all-ages event.
- Special this year: Talk to members of the Muckleshoot Tribe and learnCoast Salish methods of catching and cooking fish as they demonstrate making fish cooking sticks and fish spears, as well as net repairs.
- Special this year: Examine part of a specialized, 25-foot-long ancient river canoe that was discovered in the banks of the Green River. Find out how the Muckleshoot Tribe and Burke archaeologists are restoring the rare canoe and restoring knowledge back to the community.
- Special this year: Examine artifacts from beneath Pike Place Market and get a new perspective on one of Seattle’s most popular destinations.
- Special this year: See how 3-D printing is creating 21st century replicas of
prehistoric artifacts, and helping support the restoration of the Green River canoe.
- Try your hand at the hunting skill of atlatl throwing.
- Watch flintknapping demonstrations and discover how stone tools are made.
- Find out what your car keys are made of or if your ring is pure gold with an X-ray fluorescence ray gun used to analyze artifacts.
- Try on scuba gear, write underwater and learn more about underwater archaeology.
For more information about Archaeology Day, go to burkemuseum.org/events.
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Visitors examine artifacts at a previous Archaeology Day. Photo: Dennis Wise.