Ancient Middle East: Using STEM to Analyze the Past

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Organizing Institution: University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center
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Start Date: January 27, 2018
End Date: January 27, 2018
Penn Museum

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
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Understand more about how archaeologists use scientific analysis to understand the people of ancient Mesopotamia. Begin with an activity to explore unfamiliar objects, then tour the Artifact Lab with conservator Tessa Alarcan Martin to hear about her preparations for the new Middle East Galleries. Hear from Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau of the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), in a talk about her scientific analysis of ancient Middle East ceramics. Then finish with a STEM-focused interactive workshop that examines ceramic slipper coffins from the Mesopotamian city of Nippur.

Breakfast provided, ACT 48 Credits provided for PA Educators.

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