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Wilfrid Jury Archaeology Day

July 11, 2015 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

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Celebrate Ontario’s Archaeological heritage and become an archaeologist for a day!  There are many activities to enjoy throughout the day.  Take part in simulated excavations or try flintknapping and fire starting with a bow drill.  There are activities for the whole family so come and enjoy a day at the museum.  Admission is free.

Ongoing Activities:

  • Flinknapping Demonstration:  Learn how stone tools are made and give it a try.
  • Fire starting (noon to 4):  Learn how to start a fire using a bow drill.
  • Flotation:  Find out why even the smallest artifacts along with seeds and insect remains are important.  Get your hands wet helping recover these important clues to past environments.
  • Artifact Identification:  Do you think you have an artifact?  Bring it to the museum for identification.
  • Cookie Excavations:  Great activity for the kids.  Learn how archaeologists excavate a site with a chocolate chip cookie!
  • Context in Archaeology:  A great activity for the whole family.  What can artifacts tell us about how people live.
  • Jury Home Movies:  Get to know Wilfrid Jury and his family through these home movies.

Scheduled Activities:

  • Simulated Dig:  Learn how archaeologists excavate a site in our simulated dig pit.  Guided excavations will be held at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.
  • Guided Gallery Tours:  Experience the museum through the eyes of our knowledgeable guides.  Guided tours are available at 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30.

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