International Archaeology Day, October 18, 2014

Try your hand at ceramic production with the stamped and incised designs of the Iron Age, search for raw materials used in metallurgical production, explore weaving in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and learn about bioarchaeology markers of physical labor.

In honor of International Archaeology Day, local archaeologists from UWM, Marquette University, and elsewhere will engage visitors with interactive presentations of ancient ‘jobs’ from around the world. We will also give you a chance to check out the ‘work’ of archaeologists today and appreciate how it helps us gain an understanding of ancient civilizations.

International Archaeology Day will be celebrated here in Milwaukee on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Come to the first floor of UWM’s Sabin Hall (3413 North Downer Ave) and join in the fun. FREE and open to the public. Fun for all!

For more on IAD around the world see: http://www.archaeological.org/archaeologyday/about