Bring your little budding explorers to the Burke Museum this Saturday for Archaeology Day! See unique items found in our own local neighborhoods, including this cup (pictured) discovered in Laurelhurst!

The Burke Museum and the Archaeological Institute of America are pleased to present a special Archaeology Day on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 10:00am – 4:00pm! Come discover the exciting world of archaeology through a variety of activities!

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Representatives will be on hand from the Center for Wooden Boats, the University of Washington Archaeology Department, the Snoqualmie Tribal Center, and Legion 6 – Castra Ferrata, a Roman reenacting group. You’ll be able to:

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• Get close to unique artifacts found in our very own Puget Sound region
• Try out techniques Vikings used to make yarn and cloth
• Talk about shipwrecks in Lake Union with The Center for Wooden Boats
• Try your hand at the ancient hunting skill of atlatl throwing

Archaeology Day is included with museum admission and is FREE for Burke members.

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The Burke is located at 17th Ave NE and NE 45th Street, right on the University of Washington campus. Get more details by calling 206.543.5590, or visiting the website at