ROM Ancient Cultures and the Archaeological Institute of America teamed up to host International Archaeology Day, October 19, 2013, at the Royal Ontario Museum. To share the thrill of new discoveries and the rigor of ongoing research, we brought together archaeologists from across Toronto, historic re-enactors, and even video game developers! Here are a few snapshots that show the variety of experiences we offered, the experts who shared their time (and artifacts/pixels), and the fun had by all.
The Archaeological Institute of America hosted several activities, including the October-appropriate osteology investigation for kids!
The ROM's April Hawkins shares her enthusiasm for Toronto Underfoot--the archaeology of our city.
Kate Cooper and Dan Rahimi share ROM collections from the Mediterranean and Europe.
Daniel Kwan and ROM Saturday Morning Club kids try out the games at the Ancient Arcade. Photo courtesy Mikayla Carson/Curio Films.
Josh Mohan shares the Team ROMCOM game, A Potter's Tale, with a young play-tester. Photo courtesy Mikayla Carson/Curio Films.
The United Empire Loyalists explained how the American Revolutionary War led to new settlement in Ontario...and also let visitors try out their clothing and other artifacts. Photo courtesy Mike Anderson.
Doctor and Nurse Dunnfore recreate a field hospital from the War of 1812.
Archaeological Services Inc. offered a guessing game for historical artifacts found in local excavations. Photo by ASI.
The Ontario Archaeological Society shared artifacts from local prehistory.
The University of Toronto shared research in Peru (shown here) and the ancient Near East.
Thanks to all our partners and guests for making the event a success. See you at International Archaeology Day next year!