Sponsored by University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Archaeological Institute of America, Boulder Chapter, Archaeological Institute of America, Denver Chapter, University of Colorado Anthropology, University of Colorado Classics, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, History Colorado, Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
AIA Society Event: Denver
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Boulder, CO 80309
Archaeology is everywhere you turn as the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, the Archaeological Institute of America, Boulder Chapter and Archaeological Institute of America, Denver Chapter the University of Colorado Anthropology and University of Colorado Classics departments join together to celebrate National Archaeology Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The day includes family activities as well as research, lectures, and gallery tours for adult audiences. A historical Roman enactor, from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s “Day in Pompeii” exhibition, will make a special appearance. The enactor will wander the museum and interact with visitors as if in Pompeii.
The day’s schedule includes:
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.- Families are invited to participate in hands-on activities from around the world with Mayan animal art, Egyptian scarab beetles, Navajo weaving and Roman and Greek classical ceramic design available to everyone.
10:30 A.M. – Anthropology Gallery Tour led by Steve Lekson, Ph.D.
1 P.M. – Inga Calvin, Ph.D., lecture, “Maya 2012—The End of the World?”
2 P.M.—Tyler Lansford, Ph.D., lecture, “The Destruction of Ancient Rome”
3 P.M.—Steve Lekson, Ph.D., lecture, “Mesa Verde—The Untold Story”
Information and demonstrations will also be provided by the Egyptian Study Society, Colorado Archaeological Society (Indian Peaks Chapter), History Colorado, Denver AIA and PaleoWest Archaeology.
The museum is located in the Henderson Building at 15th Street and Broadway. Limited parking is available to the public in lot #208 on the south side of the museum. The cost for parking on Saturdays this and at all CU parking lots is $3. The museum is easily accessed by bike, B-cycle, foot, and bus (16th and Broadway/Euclid stop).
For more information about the University Of Colorado Museum of Natural History, to receive invitations to exhibit openings, sign up for regular museum updates, or become a museum member, visit cumuseum.colorado.edu or call 303.492.6892.