Roving Reporter: Children Dig Up Past
What’s in your trash? Archaeologists-in-training were determined to turn their trash into treasure at the Archaeology Discovery Room in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology on Saturday October 20. This “trash,” as the children learned, actually had scientific value in the archeological sense.
Some of Harvard’s MayaArch3D team, reasearchers committed to creating architertural models, came to exhibit their high resolution 3D models of ancient Mayan artifacts as they spoke about how this new technology allows them to share these discoveries with the world.
Kids of all ages not only learned how these images were constructed and how the objects were found, but also how to describe various bones, scientific tools, and ancient pottery, discussing their origins and learning about what kinds of communities may have once used them.
The Roving Reporter was lucky enough to catch a few scientists in the making.
RR: Did you measure the pipe stems from the Harvard Yard Archeology Project?
RR: I don’t get it.
Ryan: Well if you haven’t done it yet then you’ll just use my answer.
RR: I promise you I won’t.
Ryan: How do I know you’re telling the truth?
RR: You don’t.
Ryan: See what I mean?