January 27, 2018, 8:30am
Ancient Middle East: Using STEM to Analyze the Past (Teacher Professional Development)
Presenter: Penn Museum, Middle East Center
Participants: Tessa Alarcan Martin, Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau
Location: Penn Museum

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.

Located at: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 

Find out more here: education@pennmuseum.org