Melissa Banta, Projects Curator, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library Museum Associate, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
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.
Joshua A. Bell, Curator of Globalization, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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
Andy Majewski, Museum Educator
Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Professor Emeritus, National School of Anthropology and History, Mexico
Athena Aktipis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; Director, Cooperation and Conflict Lab, Arizona State University
Deborah L. Nichols, William J. Bryant 1925 Professor of Anthropology; Chair, Latin America, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
Randall White, Professor, Department of Anthropology, New York University
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University