Hunting Mastodons?!: A Hands-On Demonstration


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  • Host Department: Museum of Natural History
  • Date: 08/04/2012
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: Museum of Natural History

  • Description: In this demonstration, step back 12,000 years into the last Ice Age. Explore the evidence of Mastodon hunting by people who lived in Michigan! Discover how archaeologists today study artifacts and learn about the evidence of interactions between people and Mastodons. Finally, you will get the chance to make your own cast of a tool that may have been used in the hunting of Mastodons, a Clovis Point! This will help us to see how museum scientists reproduce important artifacts. Hands-on demos are 20-30 minute interactive programs combining brief presentations highlighting university research with engaging hands-on activities. They are suitable for adults and children, ages 5 and up.