Join us for a series of special archaeology tours as part of our Archaeology Family Fun Day!
11am – Midden Madness
Join Museum Guide Christine on her Midden Madness tour. A midden is an old rubbish dump, but for archaeologists middens can be a treasure trove of artifacts that provide clues to determine how people were living. Through midden analysis, archaeologists can determine what people were hunting, what people were eating, and even how that changed over time. If you’d like to hear more about what we can learn from people’s old rubbish, come along to Midden Madness, a short tour on middens in New Zealand.
1pm – Potting around the Pacific Talk
Join Museum Guide Emma in a short history of Pacific ceramics. Learn about the potential origins of Pacific pottery technology, changes and adaptations over time, and the eventual end of ceramic production in Polynesia.
2pm – A Potted History of Archaeology
Since the beginnings of the discipline, archaeology has captivated the public’s imagination. Join Museum Guide Merryn for a potted history of archaeology, explored through our People of the World gallery.
Don’t miss our special Archaeology activities happening throughout the day – explore the galleries with our Archaeology in Action Gallery Trail, try your hand at digging for artifacts in our dig pits or piecing together broken relics, there’s plenty on offer if you dig archaeology like we do!
11am, 1pm and 2pm, Saturday 29 April
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