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National Archaeology Day at the ROM

Sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Archaeological Institute of America.

All over North America institutions are hosting events to celebrate the Archaeological Institute of America’s National Archaeology Day on October 20th 2012. Join us at the ROM and take part too.

Learn how to think like an archaeologist through activities for the whole family. Talk to archaeologists who have made exciting new discoveries at sites across the world. Meet a field doctor from the War of 1812 and see how historic re-enactors help archaeologists figure out the meaning behind the things they dig up. Learn from museum experts who show you how ancient objects were made, and how they have been preserved, then try your hand at digging for treasure, repairing an ‘ancient’ pot, and more.

Enjoy family events 11 am - 4 pm free with admission.

Schedule of Talks

Location: Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B, ROM
Free with admission.

11:30 am Clemens Reichel (ROM)
Mesopotamia comes first!”
(a preview of the 2013 ROM blockbuster exhibition)

1:30 pm Justin Jennings (ROM)
Death and Destruction at La Real: Mortuary Rituals and Social Change in Pre-Columbian Peru

2:30 pm Derek B. Counts (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
An Archaeology of Religion: Sculpted Images and their Context in Cypriot Sanctuaries

3:30 pm Carol C. Mattusch (George Mason University, Virginia)
Lost Wax/Found History: Modern Bronze Technology and Ancient Bronze Statues


Royal Ontario Museum Galleries and Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B, ROM

Bloor Street (main entrance)