Burke Museum breaks out Ice Age fun

  • Thu Oct 15th, 2009 12:51pm
  • Life

The Ice Age is coming back to Seattle, but this time, it’s neither in the form of real ice sheets covering the land, nor in theaters as an animated movie.

Instead, “Ice Age Archaeology” is a day-long exhibit, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Burke Museum, at NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE on the UW campus.

Guests can learn about ancient hunting tools and then try to attach a spear point to a shaft; touch the fossils of animals from the last Ice Age; and, at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m., listen to guest speakers.

Presentations will include “What Hollywood Gets Wrong (and Right) About Life in Prehistoric Times;” stories of the Puget Sound region’s first human inhabitants; and an introduction of animals who lived then, plus theories about their extinction.

“Ice Age Archaeology” activities are included with museum admission of $6 to $9.50 per person. Details are at 206-543-5590 and online at www.washington.edu/burkemuseum.

Herald staff