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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