Explore our museum from home with free digital tours of our exhibits By Land and By Sea, Archaeology 101, The Life Story of a Pot, and It’s a Crime. No download necessary. For optimal viewing, please view on a phone or tablet.
By Land and By Sea
New information is challenging our worldview and causing us to rethink what we know about ancient peoples. Over the last 50 years, archaeologists thought they knew how the first humans arrived in the New World and spread out to different areas of the Americas. Recent finding have begun to dispute previously accepted theories and have sparked a surge of interest in New World archaeology.
Who were the first people to come to the Americas? Where did they come from and how did they get here? What happened after their arrival?
In this exhibit, explore these theories about who, when, and how these early peoples came into the New World.
Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.
Archaeology is important because by knowing our past, we can understand where we came from. It widens our understanding of human culture, technology, and lifestyle beyond what is written in the history books.
What is an artifact? How do archaeologists know where to dig? How are stone tools made? In this exhibit, learn the basics about archaeology through hands-on activities for children and adults.
The Life Story of a Pot
Explore how local pottery was made and used.
It’s A Crime
Every year thousands of artifacts and antiquities are stolen and wind up in private collections, unavailable to the public. Learn why keeping artifacts is against the law.