Randall White, Professor, Department of Anthropology, New York University
Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibitions
All events are free and open to the public, except where noted below. All lectures are at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, except where noted below.
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Deborah L. Nichols, William J. Bryant 1925 Professor of Anthropology; Chair, Latin America, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
Athena Aktipis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; Director, Cooperation and Conflict Lab, Arizona State University
Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Professor Emeritus, National School of Anthropology and History, Mexico
Kids explore art using old and new technologies to learn more about life in ancient kingdoms. Make glyph rubbings, clay sculpture, and a cast to decorate your palace walls, play some ancient games, and try out secret ways to leave your mark. Take a virtual reality trip to Ashkelon, Israel for a 21st-century view into the past. Daily snacks included.
Four-Day Class (Grades 3–4), April 17–20, 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Advance registration required.
Andy Majewski, Museum Educator
Joshua A. Bell, Curator of Globalization, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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.
Melissa Banta, Projects Curator, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library Museum Associate, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
Explore the daily life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, clay, food, outdoor games, and some surprises. Learn a little Spanish and become a magnificent Mesoamerican for a week.
For students entering Grades 3–4