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Early Ancestor Day

Date/Time

Apr 26, 2014
10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Description

The San Diego Archaeological Center announces Early Ancestor Day for April 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the San Diego Archaeological Center located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027. Come join us for an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about our early ancestors by touching and examining real hominin tools, some dating back to 900,000 years ago, and by watching how these tools were created during a stone tool making demonstration. Dr. Shawn Carlson, MacArthur Fellow and Founder of LabRats™ Science Education Program, will lead children and adults through the primordial mist to a time when Neanderthals hunted mammoths and the first Homo sapiens migrated out of Africa. Participants will see one of the most extensive collections of authentic Neanderthal and Cro Magnon tools in North America. Anywhere else you would have to look at these through glass, but Dr. Shawn will let you pick up and hold the tools that our ancient ancestors created with their own hands! These original early ancestor artifacts have not been shown anywhere else in San Diego. After families get the amazing opportunity to investigate Dr. Shawn’s early ancestor stone tools, they will get to watch a stone tool making demonstration by Victor Herrera, an experienced flintknapper and archaeologist. He will show everyone how these early stone tools were created by making them himself. This is the closest you can get to a direct experience between us and our prehistoric ancestors. Questions are strongly encouraged. This is a unique opportunity to teach children about our human evolution in an extraordinary way. Don’t miss this rare and remarkable event! Family admission $25 • Single admission $15 when you purchase your ticket early Family admission $30 • Single admission $20 on the day of the event To purchase your family ticket or for more information, please contact Cara Ratner at cratner@sandiegoarchaeology.org or by Telephone: (760) 291-0370 The Mission of The San Diego Archaeological Center is to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific and cultural use to benefit a diverse public.

Cost

$25-$30

Location

View map San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA

Additional Information

Sponsor

San Diego Archaeological Center

Phone

(760) 291-0370

Contact name

Cara Ratner

Contact email

cratner@sandiegoarchaeology.org

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