Cal Day 2009 Schedule

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Saturday, April 18, 2009: 9am - 4pm

Photos from CalDay 2009 are posted to the ARF's Facebook page

All events will be held at the Archaeological Research Facility (2251 College Building)

9 - 11 am
Play with Clay
Learn how to make and decorate your own ceramics the way people did in the past. Clay available -- bring your own kids!

9 - 11 am

See what you can uncover at one of our dig sites, and get a digital photo of you at work.

10 - 10:45 am
From Captain Cook to Pearl Harbor: Colonial Archaeology in the Pacific Islands

(James Flexner, Ph.D. Candidate)
Hear about the archaeology and colonial history of sites dating from the 16th to the 20th Century from the Solomon Islands to New Zealand to Hawaii.

11 - 11:45 am
Creamware, Quakers, and Cactus: Preliminary investigations of the Vanterpool Estate, Little Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
(John Chenoweth, Ph.D. Candidate)

This paper will discuss a new project which aims to study social identity in archaeology, and the interaction of religion, race, and daily life.

11 am - 1 pm

Have you ever tried flintknapping? Stop by to see Berkeley archaeologists in action and feed your curiosity about how stones are made into tools.

11 am - 1 pm
Rock Art Painting

Try your brush and hand -- literally -- at making paints and helping paint a rock-art mural.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

How many seeds can you identify?  Come see how archaeologists study seeds for clues about cooking, eating, and farming in the past.

12 - 12:45 pm
So you're an archaeologist?!
(Colleen Morgan, Ph.D. Candidate)

Co-directed with David Cohen, this film was shown at the Asian Art Museum exhibit Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul.  With an introduction by Co-Director Colleen Morgan.

Noon - 2pm
Bioarchaeology and the Reconstruction of Past Lives

Our bones can tell us about health, nutrition, and the life-cycle in past populations. See how!


1 - 1:45 pm
The Law, Native Americans, Archaeologists, and the Study of Human Remains
(Darren Modzelewski, Ph.D. Candidate)

In this talk Darren will discuss how a particular law, The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990), affects the relationship between archaeologists and Native American communities.

1:30 - 3:30 pm
Rock Art Recording

No, not with mixers and synthesizers, but with actual rocks! Learn how archaeologists record rock art in this hands-on activity at Berkeley's very own rock-art site.

2 - 4 pm
Pin the Tail on the Sheep!

It's a matching game! Help us identify faunal remains, and see what those bones can tell us about food, environment, and animal mobility.