International Archaeology Day, October 15, 2016

You Are What You Wear: Clothing and Adornment in the Ancient World


International Archaeology Day (IAD) is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October the Archaeological Institute of America and organizations around the world present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. In the past years in Milwaukee IAD activities have drawn upwards of 60 members of the public and have provided fun and interactive ways to explore themed topics and a variety of archaeological subjects.

This year to celebrate International Archaeology Day the AIA Milwaukee society is hosting "You are what you wear: clothing and adornment in the ancient world." In ancient times, just like in modern times, different fashions and ways of dressing could say a lot about a person and their culture. Join the Milwaukee society at UWM's Sabin Hall to learn about how ancient fashions changed through time, how clothes and jewelry were made, and to participate in making history come alive by making clothes and jewelry, and dressing up like the ancients did!

International Archaeology Day will be celebrated here in Milwaukee on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on the UWM campus. Come to the first floor of UWM's Sabin Hall (3413 North Downer Ave) and join us for an exciting afternoon of experimental archaeology as we learn about the lives of ancient peoples by walking a mile in their shoes, dressing in their clothes, and adorning ourselves like they did! FREE and open to the public. Fun for all ages!

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