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Archaeologist’s Apprentice: Excavation & 3D Scanning

Sunday, June 1, 2014
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Apprentice programs are small, hands-on workshops in which enthusiastic renowned scientists in interesting fields educate the curious.

Are you prepared to dig into ancient human history? Join two members of an all-female excavation team who wriggled their way through tight tunnels into ancient caves to investigate an incredible find of early hominid remains. Besides hearing this amazing discovery story from the explorers who lived it, students will learn how to safely unearth and preserve historical artifacts with cool 3-D scanning technology, using reflected light to make a model of your find without touching it.

This is a drop-off workshop where young scientists learn directly from leading scientists, technologists, and innovators. Ages: 3rd grade and above.

This program is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.


Hannah MorrisArchaeologist

Hannah Morris is an archaeologist studying how humans and plants interacted in the past. She is founder of the paleoethnobotanical consulting company, Chena Consulting Services, and is working on a long-term project with the American Museum of Natural History on St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia.

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Becca PeixottoArchaeologist

Becca Peixotto is an archaeologist and Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. Her areas of specialization and interest are historic landscapes, material culture, ideas of wilderness and public engagement with the past.

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