Events

Date: Aug 24, 2018 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Native American Technologies
Date: Aug 20, 2018 at 9:30 am to Aug 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 5–6

Become an experimental anthropologist and use a spear thrower, drill a hole with a bow-drill, and try other technologies of native peoples of North America.

Advance registration required

Summer Science Week Peabody Explorers
Date: Jul 09, 2018 at 9:30 am to Jul 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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.

Advance registration required.

For students entering Grades 3–4

Summer Solstice photo by Jeffrey Blackwell
Date: Jun 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Free Special Event Open to the Public

Studio portrait of an Aymará Indian of La Paz, Bolivia by Ricardo Villaalba, c. 1870. Hand-colored carte de visite. PM 2004.29.10557. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. ©President and Fellows of Harvard College
Date: Apr 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge, MA

Melissa Banta, Projects Curator, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library Museum Associate, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University

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

Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 10:00 am to at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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.

Photo by Joshua Bell
Date: Apr 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge, MA

Joshua A. Bell, Curator of Globalization, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Handcrafting cuneiform writing
Date: Apr 17, 2018 at 9:30 am to at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED
Andy Majewski, Museum Educator

Date: Apr 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.

Información en español

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Professor Emeritus, National School of Anthropology and History, Mexico

Date: Apr 04, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge

Athena Aktipis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; Director, Cooperation and Conflict Lab, Arizona State University

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