ROM Ancient Cultures

From early human ancestors in China to the technological innovations of Mesopotamia to the global economy of ancient Rome, ancient cultures help us understand the diversity of human experience.ROM archaeologists excavate around the world. Back at the museum, our staff analyze and conserve the ROM’s artifact collections. And our broader community of archaeology enthusiasts and experts share insight and data globally. How can information about past cultures help us understand our present world and plan for the future? Get involved and be part of the conversation!

ROM Ancient Cultures explores the civilizations of the past and their relevance today.

 

What's New

Category: Blog Post

By Catherine Tammaro, Richard Zane Smith, and Craig Cipolla. Nearly a year ago we met together at the Royal Ontario Museum to discuss and handle Wendat pottery. Our meeting led to a small collaborative research and...

Category: Exhibition

Their history is shrouded in mystery.

Their civilization guided by the stars.

The ancient Maya held many secrets that have for centuries remained buried until now.

Take a journey through the mysterious land of the Maya in this landmark exhibition - a world premiere at the Royal Ontario Museum that features many never-before-seen artifacts.

Category: Blog Post
17th-century Huron pot

This blog entry is the third in a series dedicated to Remembering Ancient Ceramic Traditions, a project initiated by us when we visited the Royal Ontario Museum’s New World Archaeology Collections to view and handle pottery made by our Ancestors. You can read more on the general idea behind the project in our first post (add link) and learn about typical archaeological approaches to ceramics in our second post (add link). In this entry, we discuss and explore our specific orientations...