Events

Pueblo Sa'lakwmana ceramic effigy pitcher.
Date: Oct 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lea S. McChesney, Curator of Ethnology, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, The University of New Mexico

Zooarchaeology Lab Open House. Photo by Tony Rinaldo.
Date: Oct 09, 2017 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Special All Ages Event 

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to a major museum lab that helps archaeologists identify excavated animal bones. Are the bones from an ancient human occupation site or last year’s picnic? Researchers will demonstrate techniques using skeletons of modern animals. This is a popular event for school-age children. If you have found a bone in your backyard, bring it with you and have it identified!

Date: Oct 03, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Panel Discussion

Laura Kubzansky, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Co-Director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Date: Sep 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Jeffrey Quilter, William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology; Senior Lecturer on Anthropology, Harvard University 

Date: Sep 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ulrike Steinert, Research Associate, Babylonian Medicine, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin 

TIkal Temple I, Guatemala. Photo by Raymond Ostertag
Date: Sep 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

2017 Tatiana Proskouriakoff Lecture and Reception 
Free and open to the public

Simon Martin, Associate Curator and Keeper of Collections, American Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 

Peabody Explorers
Date: Aug 07, 2017 at 9:30 am to Aug 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 3–4

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. $160 members / $180 nonmembers

All the World Is Beer
Date: Jul 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

In 1893, millions of people descended upon Chicago to visit the World’s Columbian Exposition. Harvard’s Frederic Putnam introduced Victorian-era Americans to the new field of anthropology. Thomas Edison unveiled the moving picture machine. George Ferris became a celebrity with his “Chicago Wheel.” Cracker Jack, hamburgers, shredded wheat, chocolate brownies, and Quaker Oats all made their debuts, and some of the best American beer makers presented their brews. The fair was a celebration of innovation, and this included beer.

Native American Technologies
Date: Jul 24, 2017 at 9:30 am to Jul 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 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 Indigenous people of North America.

Advance registration required. $160 members / $180 nonmembers

Free Fun Fridays
Date: Jul 14, 2017 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visit all four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, including the Peabody Museum, for free on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. 

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