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Discover Puget Sound’s past during Archeology Day

The history of humans living along Puget Sound during the past 500 years will be the focus of Archaeology Day Jan. 10 at the Burke Museum.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about recent archaeological discoveries, how archaeology is used to study the past and the present and see some of the research being done in local communities.

Scheduled activities and exhibits include objects from Chief Sealth’s home and dressing up in underwater gear for your own “scuba selfie.” Visitors also can play the game “Who Was That?” They will sort through three groups of of long-buried objects. The goal is to identify the items and determine what they were used for.

Exhibit organizers hope museum visitors will learn how Native Americans, and later European immigrants, adapted in unique and specialized ways to life in what was to become a growing metropolis.

The day is hosted in partnership with the Society for Historical Archaeology, The Center for Wooden Boats, Edmonds Community College, the National Park Service and the Suquamish Tribe.

The event will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The museum is on the University of Washington campus at the corner of Northeast 45thStreet and 17th Avenue Northeast, Seattle. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, and until 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.

Admission is $10 general, $8 senior citizens, $7.50 student/youth and free to children 4 and younger, Burke members, UW students, faculty and staff. Admission also is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month.

For more information, call 206-543-5590 or visit burkemuseum.org.

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