University of Pennsylvania

Ancient Middle East: Using STEM to Analyze the Past

Posted on December 11, 2017

Penn Museum Teacher Professional Development
Ancient Middle East: Using STEM to Analyze the Past
Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30PM

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. Hear from Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau of the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials, in a talk about her scientific analysis of ancient Middle East ceramics. Then finish with a STEM-focused interactive workshop that examines Mesopotamian ceramic coffins. For more info, email

Register here. This FREE opportunity features breakfast, parking, and Act 48 Credits for PA educators. Presented by the Penn Middle East Center and the Penn Museum.

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