The Prehistoric Museum isnвЂ™t just about dinosaurs, and the spectacular new archaeology exhibit, вЂњWhat Is Archaeology,вЂќ is a great example of the archaeological exhibits offered at the museum.
As Dr. Riley, the museumвЂ™s Curator of Archaeology explains, вЂњArchaeology is more than just collecting artifacts, and this exhibit is designed to show the processes of archaeology from discovery and excavation, through analysis to interpretation and exhibit.вЂќ In striving to bring the best possible visitor experience to the public, the new exhibit has hands-on interactives that replicate what professional archaeologists do. How are arrowheads identified? What was a tool used for? An abundance of information, photos and explanations make the new exhibit visually enticing and informative.
As the museum continues to renovate older exhibits and add new exhibits, interactive features will be used whenever possible. вЂњWe want the museum to be more than a show place. We want the public to interact with it,вЂќ said Dr. Carpenter, the Prehistoric MuseumвЂ™s director.
In conjunction with Archaeology Week, the unveiling of вЂњWhat Is Archaeology?вЂќ will take place at the museum at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 4th. What a great way to kick off the museumвЂ™s Family Activity Day event.