See the CalDay website for a complete list of activities on campus on Saturday April 16th.
10 am 11 am Geoarchaeology of Antônio Galo - Anna Browne Ribeiro
Learn about our project to reconstruct patterns of daily life at a terra preta site, Antônio Galo, and re-examine the pre-Columbian occupation of Amazonia. We present that the inhabitants of the regions were actively engaged in the construction and remodeling of landscapes and environments, previously perceived as natural.
10 am noon Dig Like an Archaeologist - Kids event
Find out how archaeologists record their findings in the field with a mock dig site in the Archaeological Research Facility. We'll also learn about this interesting building, the location of the first fraternity house west of the Mississippi.
11 am noon
Dhiban Excavation and Development Project - Alan Farahani
Learn about our archaeological research at Dhiban, investigating 3,000 years of agro-pastoral community life in a semi-arid environment in west-central Jordan.
11 am 1 pm
Rock-Art-Painting (Kids event)
Try your brush and hand, literally, at making paints, and help paint a rock-art mural!
11:30 am1 pm
Rock-Art-Recording (Kids event) - Robert David
Learn how archaeologists record rock-art paintings in the field. Make your own illustration of multi-colored, painted rock-art designs, using a technique known as "stippling"--and take it home to put on your fridge.
ARCHAEOLOGY ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS FOR CALDAY
11am - noon | 254 Barrows Hall Digital Cuneiform - Professor Niek Veldhuis
The most recent developments in digital technology help in analyzing the most ancient writing system in the world. Discover how old and new converge in the world of Near Eastern Studies.
Noon1 pm | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building What Polynesian Islands Tell Us About Human Ecology - Professor Pat Kirch
About 3,000 years ago Polynesians began to settle the most remote islands on Earth, including Easter Island and Hawaii. Archaeological and paleoecological studies reveal the striking range of human impacts to these remote ecosystems, and provide some lessons for future sustainability.
2:30pm 4 pm | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium Avatarizing the Past: an Archaeological Perspective - Visiting Professor Maurizio Forte
Archaeologists are currently immersed in a cybernetic cycle of digital information, from the laboratories, to the fieldwork and again to the laboratories, to the Web, to cyber communities and virtual reality systems. Lecture includes virtual case studies: the Mayan city of Copan (Honduras), the Neolithic site of Catalhuyouk (Turkey), the Roman Villa of Livia (Italy), the ancient tombs of the Western Han Dynasty (China), the Virtual Museum of Teramo (Italy).
EXHIBITS 9 am4 pm | 345 Sutardja Dai Hall, The Tech Museum Archaeology@REALITY Virtual Masterpieces from Ancient China
Witness archaeology of the future in this multidisciplinary international research project on the reconstruction of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE220 CE). Using advanced technologies (such as laser scanning, virtual reality, remote sensing and 3D modeling) the first outcomes of the project--3D tombs, artifacts, landscape's reconstructions and architectural models--will be interactively accessible for the first time.
10 am4 pm | Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall
Don't miss "The Conservator's Art: Preserving Egypt's Past" which showcases the museum's advanced conservation techniques of Egyptian artifacts including statuary, amulets, stela and hi-res 3D videos of crocodile mummies on display. Tours will be offered on the hour and are part of the "Passport to Science@Cal" program.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Museum Patio The Arts of Mata Ortiz and Oaxaca: Outdoor Art Market
Join internationally recognized potters Jorge Quintana, Lydia Quezada and Laura Bugarini Cota and carver Jacobo Angeles for two days of demonstrations and sales on the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum's terrace. Finely painted pottery has been an artistic tradition for generations in the village of Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua, Mexico as has animal woodcarving in several small villages outside the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. These art forms are some of the most innovative to evolve in the 20th century.