Amazing Virtual Archaeology Fair at Harvard


Saturday, October 3, 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm



Archaeological tools, a trowel, a compass for amazing archaeology.

Free Virtual Special Event

Celebrate the glamour, labor, humor, and discoveries of archaeology at Harvard. Join student archaeologists as they share their experience with an Irish castle, a shaft tomb in western Mexico, monuments on the Giza plateau in Egypt and drones used to study El-Kurru in ancient Nubia, among other locations. Place a friendly wager on an atlatl (spear throwing) demonstration, observe chew marks on bones from the Zooarchaeology Lab and experience a virtual-reality view of the Great Sphinx.

Schedule (All times are EDT)

12:45–1:00       Zoom room open

1:00–1:05        Andrew Majewski – Hello and how to ask questions

1:06–1:20        Kate Rose – Sudan, Kush kingdom. Drones and 3D landscape models

1:21–1:33        Andrew Bair – Western Ireland. Castles and ground-penetrating radar

1:34–1:46        Sara Zaia – Red Sea region. Trade with Egypt and 3D model of a mummy coffin

1:47–2:00        Paul Tamburro – Cambridge, MA. Harvard Yard Archaeology Project. Colonial ceramics

2:01–2:13        Sarah Loomis – Western Mexico. Shaft tombs and their offerings and sacrifices 

2:14–2:26        Peter Burns – Cambridge, MA. Zooarchaeology Laboratory Tour

2:27–2:32        Hilo Sugita – Egypt. The Dream Stela of the Great Sphinx

2:33–2:45        Andrew Pottorf – Mesopotamia. Reading cuneiform in the museum

2:46–2:58        Andrew Majewski – Prehistoric period.  What is an atlatl and how to throw one

2:58–3:00        Andrew Majewski – Conclusion

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