Saturday Sampler Tour: The Archaeology of Birth and Childhood at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology!
2 - 3 pm
admission is always free
AgesAll Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids
Until relatively recently in human history, pregnancy, birth, and early childhood were dangerous times for women and children. On this tour, we will explore artifacts related to the protection of woman and children like amulets of Tawaret (the ferocious Egyptian hippo deity who protected pregnant mothers) or the bronze bulla worn by Roman children. Archaeology can also give us insight into the lives of children through their toys, games, and schoolwork.