Ancient Engineering Family Class

Date: 

Apr 22, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Location: 

Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Model of habitations and forts, Massachusetts and southern New England. PM 06-23-10/66309. Courtesy Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.

Model of habitations and forts, Massachusetts and southern New England. PM 06-23-10/66309. Courtesy Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.


Zoe Eddy (Wendat-Huron, Mohawk), Graduate Student in Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Native Americans built different types of homes to address
the challenges of widely varied environments. In this program, families will explore ancient engineering while constructing simple models of a sod house, a wetu, a plank house, and a tipi, and they will have the opportunity to compare Native American homes in the museum exhibit dioramas.

Family Event (ages 9+). Regular museum admission rates apply.
Advance reservations required: peabody.harvard.edu.
Designed for adults and children to share; at least one adult requested for every four children.  
Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival