Home of Archaeology at Berkeley
(9am - 11am) Excavate!: So you want to be an archaeologist? See what you can uncover at one of our dig sites, and get a digital photo of you at work.
(9am - 11am) Play With Clay: Learn how to make and decorate your own ceramics the way people did in the past. Clay provided, bring your own kids!
(11am - 1pm) Textiles in the Past and Present: See weaving techniques on backstrap and table looms and contemporary textiles from around the world. Learn about archaeological textiles in these hands-on activities for adults and kids.
(1pm - 3pm) Rock Art: Try your brush and hand (literally!) at making paints and help us paint a rock art mural.
(2pm - 4pm) Roll It: Learn about Sumerian cylinder seals and roll your own onto clay tablets.
(2pm - 4pm) Excavate!: So you want to be an archaeologist? See what you can uncover at one of
our dig sites, and get a digital photo of you at work.
TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS
(Noon - 1pm) The Last House on the Hill: Reflections on Excavating the Biography of Building 3 at Çatalhöyük: Presentation about the innovative archaeological research at Çatalhöyük, Turkey, and discuss the findings of that project with Professor Ruth Tringham
(11am - 1pm) Flintnapping: Don’t miss your chance to see some flintnapping! Stop by to see our archaeologists demonstrate how to make stones into tools.
(9am - 4pm) Multimedia Projects from the Multimedia Authoring Center for Teaching in Anthropology (MACTiA): Explore the past with archaeological multimedia projects created by our students and faculty. All ages welcome!
(9am - 4pm) Rediscovering the Bay Area's Chinese Heritage: Oakland's San Pablo Avenue Chinatown. Stop by to view a poster presentation about the exciting archaeological research going on at Oakland's San Pablo Avenue Chinatown.