Sponsored by Cleveland Archaeological Society / Cleveland Museum of Natural History
AIA Society Event: Cleveland
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cleveland Museum of Natural HIstory
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
The Cleveland Archaeological Society will join other groups for a full day of exhibits and presentations at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The Society will sponsor both an informational table and hands-on family activities.
Hands-on opportunities will allow adults and children to experience some of the mystery and excitement of archaeology. They can don conservator's gloves and reconstruct the sherds of a broken ceramic pot or make a rubbing from a replica of an ancient Mayan inscription. Back from last year will be the popular "mummified archaeologist" -- a "photo-op" of a mummy using a theodolite (with the AIA logo proudly displayed) that thrilled young visitors.
Our table in the Museum’s lobby will feature photos of the Society’s Internship winners and their excavation work as well as other material describing the missions and accomplishments of both the CAS and AIA. Free copies of Archaeology Magazine, membership application forms, and attractive brochures will also solicit interest. A power-point slide show of scenes from the Society’s sponsored interns at their excavation sites will accompany the print materials.