Cal Day 2001 Schedule

  • Mock Excavation Participate in a simulated excavation and learn how archaeologists excavate, draw, and map artifacts. Children Welcome! (Atrium, 2251 College Building)
  • Picture it! A digital picture of you excavating! Photos can be e-mailed to you or posted on our web-site. (Atrium, 2251 College Building)

10:00 am

  • Mock Excavation Take part in a simulated excavation and learn how archaeologists excavate, draw, and map artifacts. Children Welcome! (Atrium, 2251 College Building)

11:00 am

  • *Plants and People Hour* Plants and People of Turkey Tour the Paleoethnobotany Lab and find out what people were eating 9,000 years ago and view remains of seeds from a Neolithic site in Turkey (65 Kroeber Hall: Basement)

12:00 noon

  • Historical Archaeology in West Virginia Lecture by Kevin Bartoy: The Origins of Inequality in 17th Century Virginia (Rm. 101, 2251 College Bldg.)

1:00 pm

  • *EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY HOUR* Pottery, Clay Balls, Beads & Figurines Experiment with clay to make your own pottery, figurine, or beads while learning about how people used this important resource 9,000 years ago. Clay available, kids welcome! (Atrium, 2251 College Building)
  • Stone Tool Technology See a flint knapping demonstration and learn how stone tools and artwork were made. Examples of stone tools from around the world will be on display. (In front of 2251 College Building)

2:00 pm

  • Ancient Coins: Using Them & Making Them Professor Robert Knapp gives an informal lecture on the origin and use of coins, followed by the chance to make your own "ancient" coin. (Rm. 101, 2251 College Bldg.)

3:00 pm

  • Solving the Puzzles of Prehistory Thousands of spherical clay objects found from a 9,000 year old ‘city’ – what we aren’t sure about is how they were used? Bring your ideas and put on your thinking cap while you join us in exploring the ways that archaeologists work to understand the ‘mysteries’ of the past. (Rm. 101, 2251 College Bldg.)