Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard


Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00pm to 5:00pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Harvard Semitic Museum

Experience an epic day of archaeological events! Activities take place among the world-famous collections of North American, Maya, and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology held by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum.Immerse yourself in a 3-D view of the Giza Pyramids with virtual reality headsets. Move mountains with an augmented reality sandbox. Observe an active archaeological excavation in Harvard Yard. Watch teams attempt to play the challenging Maya ball game--the oldest team sport in the history of mankind--then practice your own moves and play a pick-up game. Peer behind hidden museum spaces. Participate in pottery-building demonstrations with the Harvard Ceramics Program. Listen to tales from the field by archaeologists and students who excavate in Turkey, Korea, Honduras, Peru, Israel and more! A Mexican food truck will be available on Divinity Avenue for those who work up an appetite from the array of hands-on activities.

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Regular museum admission rates apply.

Sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum