Springfield Museums Events October 2013
Museums à la Carte Lecture
October 10th, 12:15 pmGeneral Museum Event
Highlights of Massachusetts Archaeology
Eric Johnson, lecturer, UMass-Amherst
While Massachusetts may lack some of the spectacular sites of places like Egypt or Mexico, we do have an archaeological record that spans more than 10,000 years. This illustrated lecture takes you on a tour of some Massachusetts archaeological sites with interesting stories to tell. They include the winter home of a group of hunter-gatherers, a brilliantly designed fish trap more than 4,000 years old; the backyard of a single mother in Colonial Boston, a tavern that served the likes of Daniel Webster and Henry David Thoreau, and the maintenance garage for an early mass-transit company. We will see archaeologists at work in the field and the laboratory, examine the artifacts they have found, and hear the stories of the past they have pieced together from the materials that people have left behind.
$2 members; $4 nonmembers
Davis Auditorium, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program; cookies and beverage are provided.
Sponsored by Big Y
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