Washington state’s Ice Age is back, not as a result of this autumn’s cooling weather, but as the focus of Burke Museum’s 2010 Archaeology Day event.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, museum visitors may try attaching spear points to shafts, as Ice Age dwellers did in order to hunt; may touch fossils of Ice Age creatures and may work through an interactive exhibit to learn about the state’s archaeological sites.
Guest speakers are set for 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. Their topics will include people’s adaptation to cold climates in ancient times, stories of ancient Puget Sound tribes and Hollywood’s portrayal of ice ages and other time periods in film.
All of the day’s activities are free with admission of $6 to $9.50. Admission is free for ages 4 and under. The Ice Age also was the event’s 2009 theme.
The museum is at NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE on Seattle’s UW campus. For more on the museum or its Archaeology Day events, call 206-543-5590 or go online to www.burkemuseum.org.