University of Ottawa: Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Ave. E.
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Bring your kids! Fill your ancient passport; activities for all ages! Learn to write in ancient Greek or Egyptian Hieroglyphics, learn to tie a proper Roman toga, participate in a Greek mythology scavenger hunt and a mini excavation! A small reception will be offered to fuel your quest for knowledge!
Beginning at eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, October 5, 2013, the AIA Ottawa Chapter, the Ontario Archaeological Society and the Museum of Classical Antiquities will be hosting various activities, student lectures and a special keynote lecture by André Miller in celebration of International Archaeology Day. Activity participants will be issued an 'ancient passport' to collect stamps following each activity. Some activities include: artefact washing, writing in Greek and Hieroglyphics, ceramics reconstruction, miniature excavations, a scavenger hunt and pictures taken in properly wrappped togas! All activities will take place on the ground floor of the Desmarais building at the University of Ottawa (55 Laurier Ave. E.) Activities will run until one o'clock.
From one o'clock until two o'clock, the AIA Ottawa Chapter will be hosting the annual 'From the Ground Up' lecture series in Desmarais 1120. Presentations will be given by students from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa concerning their summer excavation experiences. Following student lectures, a fifteen-minute reception will be hosted in the Desmarais lobby by the Ontario Archaeological Society. At two-fifteen, the keynote lecture will be given by André Miller entitled 'Where the Past Meets the Present: Overview of Local and Regional Archaeology".
There are no costs associated with these events and we look forward to seeing everyone there!