Hands On at the Hearst: Meet Kids' Author and Archaeologist Jordan Jacobs

Workshop | September 14 | 1-3 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join author and archaeologist Jordan Jacobs for an exciting adventure into Ancient Peru alongside the gutsy young fictional archaeologist, Samantha Sutton. Jacobs will speak about the science of archaeology, the use of psychedelic cacti in Peruvian spiritual practices, and will share excerpts from "Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies". Following the talk, visitors will be able to try their hand at archaeological lab-work with replica Peruvian artifacts and tour the current exhibit - Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances.

Recommended for participants ages 9-13. Adult chaperones receive free admission.

About the Author: Jordan Jacobs has loved archaeology for as long as he can remember. His childhood passion for mummies, castles and Indiana Jones led to his participation in his first excavation, at age 13. Jordan’s work for the Smithsonian, the American Museum of Natural History and UNESCO Headquarters in Paris has focused on policy and the protection of archaeological sites in the developing world and Jordan’s research and travel opportunities have taken him to more than fifty countries. Jordan now works as Head of Cultural Policy at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He lives in Northern California with his wife and two daughters.