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    Archaeology events at Calday 2017!

    Special Event | April 22 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)


    Archaeological Research Facility


    Events at the ARF appear in the Anthropology & Archaeology listing of the Calday 2017 website

    Archaeological Lectures at the ARF on CalDay
    Archaeological Talks: Albany Bulb
    Presented at both 11:00 am and at 2:00 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Archaeologist Annie Danis will present a talk on how we can understand contemporary sites, with her talk on “The Archaeology of the Albany Bulb: An Archaeology of Now”
     
    The Amazing Cave Art Site of Chauvet in France 
    1:00-2:00 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Professor Emerita Meg Conkey will give a talk on “The Amazing Cave Art Site of Chauvet (in France) at 35,000 years ago”

    ACTIVITIES at ARF - Fun for Children and for Adults!
    Between 9:30am and 2:30pm at the Archaeological Research Facility, College 2251 Building next to Boalt Hall. 
    Bones and their Stories 
    9:30 am-2:30 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Learn about how animal and human anatomy (bones!) with this interactive display on how Archaeologists use bones to study the diet, the cooking and food preparation practices and human health of past societies.

    Cave and Rock Art Painting 
    9:30 am-2:30 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Prehistoric rock art sites are well known throughout the world. Try your brush and hand- literally- at making paints and help paint a rock art mural!

    Dig Like An Archaeologist! 
    9:30 am-2:30 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Learn how archaeologists record their finding in the field. We’ll have a mock dig site, dig kits for younger kids, and ands-on activities, including mapping for older kids. The Archaeological Research Facility at UC Berkeley is an actual dig site itself and the location of the first fraternity house west of the Mississippi! Come see excavated artifacts from the old fraternity!

    Paleoethnobotany: Ancient Plants and the People Who Used Them 
    9:30 am-2:30 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Find out what archaeologists investigating ancient plants learn about ancient cultures day-to-day activities, diet, cooking and food preparation. Use a microscope, try to identify and then draw ancient seeds!

    Play with Clay 
    9:30 am-2:30 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Ceramics and Pots are some of the most common artifacts that are uncovered in archaeological excavations. Try your hand at making and decorating your own clay pot to take home.

    Archaeological Project Posters
    9:30 am-2:30 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Come stroll through a collection of posters that tell stories about archaeological projects and what and how archaeologists research all sorts of topics.

    Putting the Pieces Back Together: Ceramic Reconstruction 
    9:30 am-2:30 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Archaeologists rarely find ancient pots that are whole in excavation and a common laboratory  task is to reassemble the finds. Take part in the art of ceramic reconstruction- it’s like putting back together a 3-dimensional jigsaw puzzle from the past!

    Rock Art Recording 
    9:30 am-2:30 pm, ARF (College 2251 Building)
    Learn how archaeologists record rock-art paintings in the field. Try your hand at “stippling” a rock art design on a large boulder. Make your own illustration of multi-colored painted rock art designs using the stippling technique and take it home, perhaps to put it on your fridge!
     
    Archaeology events occurring elsewhere on campus
    Animal Mummification in Ancient Egypt: A Historical and Digital Investigation
    11:00-11:30 am, 254 Barrows Hall
    Timothy Werby (Near Eastern studies) provides an introduction to the history behind the fascinating practice of mummification, exploring how and why animal mummies were created in ancient Egypt during the first millennium BCE. This event is part of the conference "Digital Near Eastern Studies: Transforming the Humanities Through Technology," which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in 254 Barrows Hall. All are welcome.

    Digital Humanities: From Analog to Digital
    10:30-11:00 am, 254 Barrows Hall
    Adam Anderson (Digital Humanities and Near Eastern Studies), presents new methods and best practices for designing scalable research projects in the humanities that allow students to digitize research from books and objects in museums into customized databases. This event is part of the conference "Digital Near Eastern Studies: Transforming the Humanities Through Technology," which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in 254 Barrows Hall. All are welcome.

    Drop-in Maker Workshop at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology 
    10:00 am-3:00 pm
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 
    Swing by the newly reopened Hearst Museum of Anthropology to learn a new skill. Local makers will be demonstrating weaving, robotics, fabric printing, and more! Get inspired by the objects on display in our exhibit "People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World," and take home a souvenir of your own making!


    twyrick@berkeley.edu