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Reading Ancient Artifacts: Gold Weights

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 |
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ET

This is a virtual event.
Gold weights looped together on a string like beads on a bracelet.


Virtual Event - Penn Museum

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators. Every Tuesday, join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for kids in elementary to middle school—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, and anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

How do archaeologists and anthropologists learn by examining artifacts? Share your observations, articulate claims, and formulate questions as we learn about gold weights used by the Asante/Ashanti people of West Africa. Notice the many different types of gold weight designs and learn more about how these objects were made and used.

Recommended Materials: Paper and pencils, crayons, or markers.

Free to Registered Guests


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