Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard

Date: 

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue and Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, 6 Divinity Avenue

A trowel, brush and compass.

Special In-Person Family Event

Free with Museum Admission; Admissions Reservation Required.

Experience an epic day of archaeological events with the family! Activities are scattered across two museums so explore Native North American, Central American, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Mediterranean archaeology. Throw a spear with a spear thrower, try your hand at flintknapping a stone blade, experience the Great Sphinx in augmented reality, write ancient cuneiform symbols in clay with a stylus, and use a pipe-stem dating tool to find the age of colonial artifacts. Talk to many student archaeologists who excavate in locations around the world.

Free parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage

Activities

All activities subject to change

At the Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
 

Outside behind the museum (weather permitting)

  • Try Stone Age Target Practice – Tozzer Courtyard

First Floor

  • Try Flintknapping Stone Tools - Off Admissions Lobby
  • New Discoveries from Colonial Harvard Yard
  • Irish Castle and Ground Penetrating Radar

Third Floor

  • Shaft Tombs in Jalisco, Mexico
  • Aztec Offerings from the Main Temple, Mexico City
  • Inca Khipus, Peru

At the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
 

First Floor

  • Bones of Mesopotamian Meat Markets in Iraq

Second Floor

  • Virtual Sphinx & the Dream Stela in Augmented Reality
  • Ancient Egyptian Miniatures

Third Floor

  • Try Ancient Cuneiform Writing
  • Foragers & Farmers in the Ancient Near East